Monday, April 23, 2012
Currently Reading 4/23
Originally started by Book Journeys and the children's version started by the ladies at Teach Mentor Texts.
This week I finished:
It's not terribly deep, but it's utterly delightful and a lot of fun. A sort of quintessential YA novel with all the good and not-so-good qualities that label entails. Road trips, unattainable dream girls, quirky supporting characters, and lots of worry and hope about the future. Highly recommended.
Yes, I FINALLY finished it! It only took me 6 months! The writing was lovely but it read more like adult literary fiction than a YA novel. There's a plain and simple reason why I don't read adult novels: I don't like them. I find them not as entertaining and streamlined as the books for the younger people and often pretentious and full of unneccessary divergents and not-as-likable characters. I can fully see myself recommending this novel to adults (it really is VERY well-written), but I only see the most precocious of teens loving it.
Another YA novel that is not terrible profound but still so much fun to read. The plot is unrealistic but sweet, the characters not original but still likable, the themes handled fairly well even if they aren't anything new.
Will post more on my reread of this one later in the week. Suffice it to say, Siobhan Dowd is STILL one of my very favorite YA authors.
Still plugging along on:
Very nearly done with Delirum which I will post more about next week.
This week, I plan on reading: