I have mixed feelings about the book. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the writing, the pace, the easy conversation, and many of the characters. I didn’t get all of it because of the whole not being a gamer thing.
A question: right now, are we writing YA for teenagers, aged 12 through 19, or are we writing YA for those of us not-so-young-anymore adults who devour them? I don’t have an answer to this question, but it’s something to think about.
Another book review, this one of Bethany Neal’s debut YA, My Last Kiss.
I have a lot of mixed feelings and reactions to My Last Kiss. It’s a mystery, and a fantastical one at that, seeing as our narrator is dead.
Isn’t this a GREAT sentence?: “I’m hungry for newness, a fresh start, a do-over. I want to reach back into my history with a grade-school pink eraser, scrubbing away my decisions like mistakes on a math test. Too bad I drew my mistakes in ink.”
Loved this book: Tess Sharpe’s Far From You, an emotionally-charged YA novel about friendship, love, murder, and addiction.
The grand total of things I knew about this book before reading it were as follows: the cover is absolutely amazing, and a lot of people really loved the book.