Save Me a Seat was such a fresh book! From the cover to the first page to the last. I really, really enjoyed this book!
It is told from alternating POVs, Joe, an American born kid going to the same school he has always gone to, dealing with the same stuff he has always had to deal with, like his Auditory Processing Disorder and the bullying behavior of Dillon Samreen; Ravi, an Indian born kid who has just moved into Joe and Dillon's class and is having a hard time figuring out who he is in this new country. Middle school is hard for everyone!
Both Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan do an incredible, evenly awesome job bringing their characters to life. And also the bully character and the supporting characters. Just so great and so real. I need to read more Weeks books and Varadarajan needs to write some more! Highly recommended!
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.