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.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

And a Lot More Action

A Little Less Girl is a quick read, available only on the Kindle, by Tess Oliver. I really enjoyed this story of Dani, a girl with a tough history due to her mom's prior drug habit and poor taste in men. Dani and her mom have a home now in a rural town, but sadly the reason why they have a home is that Dani's grandma, her aunt and her cousin, Amy, have all died. Her aunt died awhile ago, leaving cousin Amy with her grandma and then Amy killed herself by driving off of the road into a gully. Shortly after that, grandma passed away. Dani and her mom had been running from one exceptionally bad boyfriend and his son and so they left California and took up residence in grandma's old homestead. Dani is obsessed with finding out why Amy killed herself and she uses Amy's diary as a guide.
The whole town has blamed Amy's death on the high school heart-throb, Jake. Amy was obsessed with him. Dani comes to town determined to hate Jake, but soon she realizes that she can't. And she realizes that Amy's death wasn't as simple as a broken heart.
All of the characters in this little book are very likable. My only complaint is that the book could have been longer. I wish we could have learned more about Jake and Dani (the book is told by alternating their POVs) and Amy, too.
Good book though, really good.

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