I mean I thought that there were some bad Gary Paulsen covers before, but the one for Tiltawhirl John has to be the worst. Even the font is terrible. Terrible. Terrible.
But the book is great. I have always been fascinated by carnies and the carnival.
I don't know how much of this is true to what Gary Paulsen experienced when he ran away and joined the circus as a teen, but it all reads just like real life. Fascinating. Excellent.
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.