Stoner and Spaz is the first book in maybe just a two book deal about a girl who is a "stoner" and a guy who refers to himself as a "spaz." And I didn't chose it because of the cover, because I can't quite figure out what that IS on the cover! I picked it up because of Ron Koertge who wrote books I have very, very much enjoyed. And I did enjoy this one, very much, too! Koertge must be brilliant. He sure writes like a genius.
Ben is a WASP who lives with his VERY WASPy grandmother and he also has CP and for that reason, he considers himself a "spaz" and has always been a loner. One of his favorite things to do is go to an old fashioned movie theater and see old movie, by himself. One night though the very controversial and very drug-addicted Colleen starts talking to him. They start a complicated friendship. What a great, great book. I can't wait to read the second one. It is set in LA, which always adds something awesome to a book.
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.