Currently I am Re-Printing 2008 posts.
January 2008: Volume 1
- January 2, 2008: The Talented Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker–“Pennypacker keeps all of the good things from the first book while expanding the characters here”
- January 3, 2008: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie–“The characters in these stories have not reached “happily ever after,” it is not clear if they will ever get there. Sometimes, the characters are at fault for these failures. At other times they are victims of circumstances far beyond their control. Regardless of the reason, Alexie portrays his characters with compassion and the hope that they will one day succeed.“
- January 9, 2008: Confessions of a Not It Girl by Melissa Kantor–“Written from Jan’s perspective, Kantor writes in a snappy, youthful voice creating a convincing and usually likable teen narrator.“
- January 16, 2008: Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde–“Even though Vande Velde covers the same territory multiple times, she never gets redundant. Each run through reads slightly differently and covers a different part of the story. Similarly, since Giannine also loses the game several times, Vande Velde creates pseudo-alternative endings for the story by showing Giannine pitfalls as she works her way towards a win.”