Monday, January 16, 2012

Two books I don't recommend

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. Good read about time travel. Too bad the kids have to disparage the good-looking teacher and spread rumors that he's gay. (He's not, as far as I can tell.) And too bad our heroine had a bad kissing experience with a guy who kept giving her "love bites" so she had to wear a scarf all the time, and kept "trying to shove his hands in her bra." Also, why do all of the characters have to comment on breast size? Where is the romance? True love, anyone? I'm ever confirmed in my belief that my fourteen year old NEEDS to read the Anne of Green Gables series.

Annexed by Sharon Dogar. I read so many positive reviews of this book. Remember the Diary of Anne Frank? Well, this author creates a novel of the same historical facts and setting but told from Peter's point of view. Peter was the 16 year old boy whose family hid with the Franks in the same annex. Peter was the boy that Anne becomes friends with and eventually falls in love with.

Unfortunately, as part of this fictional account, the author thought young people would really want to read a detailed account of Peter's nocturnal emission and the dream he had that caused it. Chapter 3. That's where I stopped reading. The real Peter van Pels deserves more respect.

WHERE IS THE ROMANCE? I feel like Charlie Brown.

1 comment:

  1. eeek! I say go pick up a copy of Anne of Green Gables! Quick :)

    ReplyDelete

Monday, January 16, 2012

Two books I don't recommend

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. Good read about time travel. Too bad the kids have to disparage the good-looking teacher and spread rumors that he's gay. (He's not, as far as I can tell.) And too bad our heroine had a bad kissing experience with a guy who kept giving her "love bites" so she had to wear a scarf all the time, and kept "trying to shove his hands in her bra." Also, why do all of the characters have to comment on breast size? Where is the romance? True love, anyone? I'm ever confirmed in my belief that my fourteen year old NEEDS to read the Anne of Green Gables series.

Annexed by Sharon Dogar. I read so many positive reviews of this book. Remember the Diary of Anne Frank? Well, this author creates a novel of the same historical facts and setting but told from Peter's point of view. Peter was the 16 year old boy whose family hid with the Franks in the same annex. Peter was the boy that Anne becomes friends with and eventually falls in love with.

Unfortunately, as part of this fictional account, the author thought young people would really want to read a detailed account of Peter's nocturnal emission and the dream he had that caused it. Chapter 3. That's where I stopped reading. The real Peter van Pels deserves more respect.

WHERE IS THE ROMANCE? I feel like Charlie Brown.

1 comment:

  1. eeek! I say go pick up a copy of Anne of Green Gables! Quick :)

    ReplyDelete