Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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Thomas is a small nine-year-old boy who is abused by his father and has to watch his father hit his mother. Thomas deals with this by having VERY interesting conversations with Jesus. You know, about how Jesus was abused by his dad with the whole suffering on the cross thing.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
This fast-paced fantastic thriller will keep readers on the edge of their seats. It includes everything from werewolves to mind-sucking librarians to vampires to a brother unknowingly kissing his sister! Just what teenagers love to read. Clary is an independent, saucy female character who adapts her newfound powers easily and thinks nothing of throwing a weapon at a werewolf. The dialogue is awkward at times which led to the 3Q rating. Clary makes some trite remarks that interrupt the narrative flow. The author is in a writing group with Holly Black, author of Tithe and Valiant, two dark fantasies similar to City of Bones.
Monday, January 1, 2007
So I read this one as a recommendation from a friend in the army who kind of compared it to chick lit for guys, and I totally agree. Really, it read like a young adult guy book, except the main character is in his 30s. Poor Rob listens to WAY too many records and the song lyrics have affected his personality in a bad way. He is so upset that his live-in girlfriend dumps him, even though he cheated on her, and wasn't very supportive when she goes through a VERY rough time (read the book to find out what). But, like chick lit, everything turns out okay in the end. Which is why this author is pretty cool. Because I wanted Rob to fall in love with someone, ANYONE, and Laura sure seemed like the right girl to handle him. Really, Laura knows Rob better than he knows himself. And we know that sometimes men are that dense, and need a women to tell them what they want out of life. :-) Okay, that might be pushing it.
But, all in all, this was an easy read, and any of my high school kids could handle it. If you like Finding Lubchenko, Bottled Up, Freshmen, or Girls for Breakfast, you'll like this one, too.