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Slam July 18, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Dating, Pregnancy, Slow Plot, week 5.
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Slam by Nick Hornby
This book was okay but got kind of slow and weird at some points. It is written from the point of view of a 16 year old guy named Sam. Sam’s mom had him when she was only 16 and Sam has had to live with having his many of his neighbors and friends looking down on him because of it. Then Sam meets Alicia. They began going out but they spend most of their time in her bedroom. Just as things start to be working out Sam finds out that Alicia is pregnant. Sam tries to hide from the truth, embarassed because he did exactly what his mom did but his Tony Hawk poster sends him into the future (Sam often talks to his poster and the poster talks back). Sam is able to see what his future will be like but is it enough to make him go back and help Alicia through the pregnancy?


Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters July 6, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Realistic, Slow Plot, week 3.
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Nick has lesbian parents. He loves them and they love him. But after Nick starts school he starts being hassled because his parents are gay. After that it just gets worse for Nick. Then his parents start having marriage problems. Nick is going down hill and no one is able to help him.

This book is filled with little stories through out his life and memories about them. I thought it was pretty good but was a slow read. I wouldn’t recommend this to any one who is against gays or doesn’t like a a slow read, but is wasn’t a bad book.

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow July 1, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Slow Plot, week 3.
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I read Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow.

Dru Anderson is a 16 year old orphan who has been dealing with the Real World all her life, and she loves it. Hunting things that go bump in the night with her father, Dru has learned things most people never realize. But all that changes the day her father doesn’t come back from a hunt…
Alive that is.
Now Dru must find the people who turned her father into a zombie, and in the process she learns some interesting things about herself.
One of my favorite authors (Richelle Mead)  suggested this novel on her blog. I saw it one day in the bookstore and thought, well what the heck? I wasn’t especially impressed with this book. It started off pretty slow and didn’t really pick up until more than half way through. Most of it was just sitting around and waiting for something to happen. When it did start to get interesting, it was pretty confusing and I couldn’t really follow what was going on. Although it was a lot more intriguing toward the end with some action taken by the characters, and especially what Dru finds out about herself and her long dead mother. The story-line is interesting so I will probably follow up with the next book.
So all and all, it’s an okay book but isn’t something I would necessarily suggest right away.

The Iliad by Homer June 16, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Classics, Slow Plot, week 1.
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From Summerhippee

I had to read this book for my world history class and would have never read it other wise. It is a story about the last year of the Trojan War which is fought between the Achaeans and the Trojans, where the Achaeans try to take over the city of Troy. It is really gory and the author gives lots of details about who dies and how they died. I didn’t really like this book because of all the gore and violence but I did like it because you got to here a lot about how the Greek gods played apart in the war. It also had quite a few twists and turns that I was not expecting and also had some exciting suspense. But I would not recommend this book for people who do not like gore and a slow plot.