Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush by Mr. Spinelli on the shelf with the other books on CD. But when I listened to it, I was so put off by the readers that it took me a long time to get through the book. I loved the book, especially the ending, but the man and woman who read the parts of Greg and Megin, rival brother and sister...man...I don't know...they were not my cup of tea. The woman who reads Megin's part also did Pinballs and I remember not liking her so much then, either.I was happy to see
Well, why should I focus on the negative? All I am saying is, if you want to read this book (and you should, it's really good) then be sure to read it and not listen to it.
Greg is 14 and Megin is 12. They engage is the usual sibling rivalry, but it doesn't come across as boring or hackneyed or same-old-same-old. Greg's story of finding his first love and nagivating the waters of a crush is spot-on, hilarious and touching at the same time. Megin's relationship with a woman in a nursing home actually brought a tear to my eye (REALLY hard to do).
I didn't expect some of the things that happened to happen. And that is always a good sign. Hooray for Mr. Spinelli. Again.
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.