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, July 25, 2016
Michael Jackson fan. I like his music, I do. I just am not nuts over him the way I am say, Judy or Tupac. I'll Be There, the book, gets its name from the Jackson Five song, I'll Be There. It is by Holly Goldberg Sloan who wrote one of my most favorite books, Counting by 7s. This is a story of a very mental ill father who has stolen his sons away and caused them to live a basically homeless life with no schooling, no clothing, no food. They have had to fend for themselves and live in fear their whole lives. Sam is an older teen who attends churches on Sunday for the music. He hears a girl sing and instantly feels drawn to her. She is a pretty bad singer and throws up, outside the church, right after her solo where he comforts her. The two get to know each other and fall in love. The sequel, Just Call My Name is also a very good book and totally different from Counting by 7s. Very intense books. I really did like it though. A lot.