David Levithan would like me now? It doesn't really matter, because that guy from my church told me long ago, "One only wants the respect of those whom one respects." And after all of the drivel that Levithan has put out fat-bashing from one side of his mouth and talking about diversity from the other side, I just can't really care about this guy's opinion. So I know that my attitude toward The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily was prejudiced. Something that Levithan wouldn't admit to me regarding fat people, even in our Facebook messages, back and forth.
Still, apart from not liking Levithan, this book just really didn't do much for me at all. I love Rachel Cohn. But even my love for her just couldn't make up my distaste for Levithan, or maybe, honestly, it just was that the book wasn't that great. I just want to be honest!
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.