What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Final Book of Four-Book Weekend is a Downer

All of Ellen Hopkins' books are downers, though. That's what makes them so appealing. No one reads an Ellen Hopkins tome to perk up. Well...maybe after reading a Hopkins novel, you start to realize that your own life isn't so bad after all! It is hard to imagine a life worse than Kayleigh's and Raeanne's. Identical twins, the daughters of a big-time judge and a mom running for the US Senate. This family has some seriously dark secrets. Just when you think there couldn't be one more terrible thing thrown into the book, you turn the page and something even MORE horrible is happening! It was tough to get through. I think I'm done with Hopkins. Her books are just too long, and just too...I don't know...I keep thinking about Glass and how the one reviewer on goodreads said that Glass was a better book about meth addiction than Under a Meth Moon (see my own comment on my post, for my thoughts). I just don't think these books are at all my style. There's just something a little too melodramatic about them or something, for me. I can't put my finger on it.

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