As you might remember, my stepdaughter--the soon-to-be-14, Rocketgirl--reviewed Of All the Stupid Things here recently. She's been cranking out reviews like a madwoman since then, and she reads like crazy during the summer, so it only made sense to hook her up with her own blog. Go take a look at Rocketgirl Reviews if you have a moment, and if you leave a comment she'll "squeee!" and be very happy. So far she's written up her thoughts on To Kill a Mockingbird, The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, and some others. And she's even sharing some quotes from her own writing.
Note: I got an unsolicited hug for creating this blog with her, so she is genuinely thrilled to have it.
Reminder: The BookClubSandwich discussion of Michael Perry's Coop begins here on August 16th. Heather was kind enough to pass along her copy, and it arrived yesterday. I read the first few pages, and I think I'm really going to like this one a lot! A good blend of funny and heartfelt, it's hitting the right note for me at the moment. I hope you'll join Kim and I for the discussion!
I had to read a book for school, so I chose Slob. Slob is about this boy named Owen Burn Baum. He is 13 years old and lives with his foster mom. He is extremely smart. He is overweight and is made fun of because of it. Owen goes to school with his sister, named Jeremy. Her name is a boy's name because of this club named G.W.A.B. His foster mom always puts three Oreos in his lunch sack. One day they disappear and he freaks out. Throughout the book, Owen ends up making friends and losing friends while he tries to find out who takes his Oreos. He ends up inventing this machine that lets him see into the past. He finds out who stole his Oreos and and why, and he decides to go on a diet.
I liked the mystery and how it made you keep on guessing about who did this and who did that.
What I didn't like was, it was confusing about where he was and who he was talking to.
I'm glad my parents forced me to read this book because I actually enjoyed it.
And there you have it! Rocketboy will likely be starting a blog about gaming and art soon, so I'll keep you posted on that.