Monday, May 01, 2006
Finally Something Good
I wouldn't have normally picked this book up, but one of the teens in my library (after enthusiastically accepting about 10 books from me) said I had to read it. Figuring this to be a good deal, I was more than happy to oblige. I started it one night, had to go to work the next day and really couldn't wait to come home and finish it. That really says a lot. I thought it was well written and not clear-cut. Very much in the vein of S.E. Hinton. 17 year-old Stetson is on the verge of getting kicked out of school. His living conditions bite, his dad is an alcoholic and all Stet wants to do is finish his car and graduate high school so he can get out of town. He's barely getting by when a sister he never even knew he had shows up. Lots of alcohol for adults and minors, bad choices and an abusive parent, +14.
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Hmmm, reading books teens recommend? V. cool. And even cooler when you actually like the book. Then when you see the recommender you don't have to fumble for something good to say about it.
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