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Monday, May 10, 2010

Would You by Marthe Jocelyn: Book Review

Would You
by Marthe Jocelyn
Tundra Books
ISBN: 978-1-77049-223-3
Ages: 12 + (Slight mention of sex)

Description: WOULD YOU RATHER know whats going to happen or not know?
A summer night. A Saturday. For Natalies amazing older sister, Claire, this summer is fantastic, because shes zooming off to college in the fall. For Natalie, its a fun summer with her friends; nothing special. When Claire is hit by a car, the world changes in a heartbeat. Over the next four days, moment by moment, Natalie, her parents, and their friends wait to learn if Claire will ever recover.

Good Stuff

    Brought back memories of the emotional YA books I read as a teen
    Some of the dialogue was snort out your nose funny
    Tear jerker
    Very realistic thoughts and emotions from the main character Natalie -- even the unpleasant and selfish thoughts that we all have, but very rarely admit to
    Relationship between the sisters is lovely, now I must go email my sister and tell her how cool I think she is and wish that we were closer as youngsters
  • I Look forward to reading some of the authors other works, her writing style is very interesting

Not so Good Stuff

    Should come with a warning not to read the sad stuff while on a bus.  The sniffing made people stare at me like I was some kind of freak (heartless creatures)
    The break of each chapter was a little distracting for me, but I imagine it won't bother the teens
    Way too short, not enough development of character.  Think if the story was longer if would be more enjoyable. Than again I am writing from the point of a 40 year old women not a teen

What I Learned

    Always tell those you love that you care, because you never know what will happen

Favorite Quotes/Passages

What is the deal with old women and facial hair? I know it's some function of aging and not producing estrogen and blah blah blah, but these old dames at the hospital, they've got nasty spiky hairs growing out of their chiny-chin-chins

But there never is only one broken person

And where are you going to find twenty or thirty girls whose last wishes include having sex with Carson Jefferson -- where are you going to find one

Who Should Read

    Teens will love this!

3 Deweys  Not bad try borrowing from friend or library

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