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, July 8, 2012

Never Had a Blender...

Is that weird?  That I never had a blender?  I don't think I ever used one, not even in Home Ec.  Weird or not?
Notes from the Blender is one of the best books I've ever read.  It deals with tough subjects and does so without falling into the usual YA trap of blaming God and abandoning God.  It also shows church folks in a positive light.  This is a rare book, indeed.
The story is told from two POVs, Neilly, a popular, pretty kid with divorced parents and a dad who is soon to be remarried (to a man) and Declan, a depressed, death-metal, death-obsessed sullen loner.  Declan's mom died when he was  young, in a car accident.
Declan has been lusting for Neilly from afar, but she never noticed him.  Well now she does.  Neilly's mom and Declan's dad are getting married.  Really good story.  Free of stereotyping.

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