A.S. King always offers more-- so much more, in her books. When I started Still Life with Tornado, I think I had forgotten that.
I was listening and thinking, "Blah, this is like that horrible Wintergirls, but with a different problem."
And then I remembered that this is A.S. King.
Really, really well told story. In just her way. Excellent. I think this might be my Printz pick. This or We Are the Ants. Just 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.