Tom Petty singing when he or she thinks of this book. American Girls is on some Printz buzz lists.
I did like this book. I gave it four stars which probably isn't fair. I mean, if it wasn't getting Printz buzz, I probably would have given it five, it was just that I am not that completely excited about it.
I did learn a lot about the Manson family, though. And it was very different to actually think of the people who committed those crimes as people themselves. And I think it is very thoughtful and thought-provoking. I also liked that Anna's new stepmom is married to Anna's mom! All kinds of love, all kinds of families!
I did love the very real relationship between Anna and her sister. And I also thought the characters were very, very real and deep. Good, good book. Very good and well worth the read and I will recommend it. But I don't know if it is THE Printz.
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.