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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Too Much Mean to Be Redeemed

Invisible Emmie was just not a good fit for me.   Even the ending could not redeem it for me but I do think it made it a little better.  A little.  I can see why this would be popular, maybe, but I also think it would be off-putting, at least to dorks like me, who were/are the kids that Emmie criticizes endlessly.  I definitely think that David Levithan would like it because there is a lot of subtle fat-shaming!  It might be too subtle for him though...but for me, the thing that bothered me most was the rip on people with a disability.  I know, I know, pain in is pain out.  And no one can measure anyone else's pain and it isn't fair to compare someone's pain to another person's pain.  But wow, I mean, for the amount of pain in that Emmie expresses, she sure does give a lotta pain out! 

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