Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A TURKEY for Thanksgiving

I absolutely LOVE to read...anything and everything. I like mystery, adventure, science fiction, romance, fantasy...

Very, very seldom do I read a book that I can find nothing good to say about it. Usually I'm happy I spent the time to read it. On occasion, however, I run across a book that screams WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO READ THIS???

Such is the case with Busted by Phil Bildner. It was not entertaining; it was not exciting; I learned no valuable moral lesson. So I present to you for Thanksgiving a TURKEY of a book. Everyone is capable of being 'busted' in high school. From the honor student to the star athlete. Busted contains four stories that occur during one year at Coldwater Creek High School. All four stories relate a tale of being caught doing wrong.

CHALLENGE: I challenge you to read the book and then post what I missed. I must have missed something...there are so many books submitted for publication, I'm sure there must be some reason this one was chosen from the many for publication.

So, are you up to the challenge?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Th1rteen R3asons Why

Imagine losing a friend to suicide...wouldn't you wonder why? Now imagine that friend records the events that led to their decision to take their own life and sends it to out to everyone who played a part...would you REALLY want to know why? Th1rteen R3asons Why is about exactly that.

'Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker-his classmate and crush-who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a first-hand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face.'

An engrossing'll really make you think about how sometimes small and seemingly meaningless things can add up. Maybe you'll see someone you know in Hannah. A teenage friend recommended the book -- Thanks! It was time well spent.