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.

Friday, September 1, 2017

David Levithan would HATE Edie!

Dear Edie Middlestein,
I hope you never meet David Levithan in heaven.  If you do, run the other way!  He hates fat people!  
I don't even think Levithan would be able to get through The Middlesteins.
This book is another BOB for Bethel Park and I did like it a lot more than The Vacationers because it did have more action, was more complex, maybe.  Plus, I do have a soft spot for people of size.  I mean, I am a person of size.  I was a person of a bigger size before, but today was weigh-in day and while I was not at goal of 128, I was only 129, so I guess I am doing okay.  But if ONLY David Levithan would let me know for sure!
Anyway...this is another book that is so not my kind of book.  And yet I did find myself caring about the characters, very much so.  The only reason I gave it three stars (and really it is 3 1/2) is because it was not my usual book and because I found Edie's children to be super-unlikable, though I did like her grandchildren!
Was this a dysfunctional family?  I am still not ready to tag it as such.  Again, it seemed like more of a "normal" family to me, with faults and flaws and problems.  Is that dysfunctional?  Not sure...

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