Saturday, August 30, 2008

Update on Top 20 YA Books I Want to Read

I've finished
  • Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  • Black and White by Paul Volponi
  • The Fold by An Na

Only 6 more! Then, of course, a new list must be made!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn
I loved most of it. I had a little problem with the s-e-x, not because it was graphic - it wasn't. It was only alluded too. It was just...unexpected. One of the ways I "handsell" these books to parents is the absence of sex. So many young adult books have it - which isn't bad - unless it's gratuitous. But these appeal to avid readers who are a little younger - say 5th grade and up - so I was surprised and a little grossed out!

I especially enjoyed the writing from Jacob's point of view. It helped me to picture him more clearly, and I was already a Jacob fan! It was funny and thoughtful and surprising. Even the chapter titles were funny: Waiting for the damn fight to start already, Some people just don't grasp the concept of unwelcome - I mean,you can tell Stephenie Meyer was enjoying herself. And I loved the end of that part...

Throughout the book, I felt that we got to know more about Edward's family and I wish there was a part from his perspective. I can't wait for Midnight Sun to come out.

All in all - I loved this book.


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