Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Helloooooo Teen Tuesday!

Whew! It's been awhile since I've posted! Let's catch up...

First, check out our blog for a review of Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson.

I finally finished the book Liar by Justine Larbalestier. And if I said I loved it, I'd be a liar. The story is about Micah, a high school student and a compulsive liar. When her "secret" boyfriend is killed, Micah takes us through her story...her history, as we try to discover the truth behind how and why Zach was murdered. Told in alternating times - Before, After, History of Me, etc., the story drags and you never know when Micah is really being honest. And then the book shifts in a totally different direction when Micah reveals something about her true self - and the story becomes even more crazy. I was bored by the story and it took me forever to finish this book. I really wanted to love it - but I didn't.

I also finished the book Looks by Madeleine George. This is a story about two high school girls who don't fit in. Meghan is extremely overweight and is either completely ignored by the student body, or tormented by them. Aimee is the new girl and is the complete opposite - she's anorexic. After Aimee is seemingly accepted by a popular girl, she then gets backstabbed and bands together with Meghan to get revenge. The book barely gets started and then ends - leaving so much unanswered - does Cara get away with it all? What happens with J-Bar? What happens between the English teacher and "coach"? This novel had a great start, but finished on a weak note.

Currently I'm reading Deadline by Chris Crutcher...I'll catch you up on that next time!

:) Enjoy the Tuesday!

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