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.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Then Again...

When I was a kid there was a lot of mystery around Then Again, Maybe I Won't.  It was one of those books like Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret, Forever and Waiting Games.  I read the others but never Then Again.  I must say that covers of this book were just terrible.  That green one is the one I remember.  One thing that is heavily featured on the green cover and the newest one, as you can see, is the pair of binoculars.  That was what I remember most beings whispered and giggled about, that the book was about a boy who spies on his neighbor with binoculars while she gets undressed.
Once I read the book I was surprised at how little the binoculars figure in to the whole story!  The book is a lot more than just Tony's interest in girls.  It's a neat little peak into the world of young guys and their insecurities and worries.  There are so many books out there for girls.  It brought back memories of this book by Gary Paulsen.  I gave it a blah review back when I read it, before I was in love with Paulsen.  It was actually first Paulsen book.   I need to read it again and see what I think now that I understand him more.  Anyway, what I liked about TAMIW, Tony is a nice guy.  He wouldn't go near the 4 PTSs, that's for sure.

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