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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Something Else...

Thanks for the Trouble is the second book I have read by Tommy Wallach. Last year, when I wasn't writing reviews, I read And We All Looked Up.  and I liked it very much!  I was just thinking that I need to read more by Wallach, but so far, he has just published these two, but I am looking forward to his next with great eagerness!  This was just soooo good.  Really, really good.  I am really surprised that this didn't get up on a Printz watch list (not that I know of anyway) because it is THAT good, I think!  The whole thing is written in form of a college application essay.  Just some good, good, unusual stuff.  Honest and real (even though it is magical realism, maybe?) Just good.

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