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.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Judged the Cover...

But I didn't even look carefully at it!  All of these years I kept thinking on the cover was a dude with a cowboy hat!  And he was looking away from the cover, you know, with his back to the reader! Dude! It isn't!  It's Max holding Kevin on his shoulders!  I wish I would have just taken the time to LOOK at the cover before judging it and thinking, BORING!  Because Freak the Mighty wasn't boring at all.  I also wonder if maybe I could appreciate the story more now at this time in my life because I know a kid similar to Max and one with the same physical concerns as Kevin.
This is a heart-breaking yet beautiful book.  Loved it.  Loved it. Loved it.
And it is weird that I judged this book by its cover when the characters in the book are sometimes judged by their covers.  Max, because he is so big and looks so much like his father who is in prison for murdering his mother and Kevin who has Morquio Syndrome.

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