Smackdown Books 2018

Wolf Hollow
Salt to the Sea
The Serpent King
Optimists Die First
The Hate U Give
Orphan Island
Dan vs. Nature
The Female of the Species
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Paper Girls, Vol. 1
The Passion of Dolssa
The Distance Between Us
When We Collided
Louis parmi les spectres
Girl in the Blue Coat
Defy the Stars

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Just One Gal's Opinion....

Gabi vs Crossover

This is just one girl's opinion and as it turns out, she is not in the majority on this one (aka why doesn't anyone listen to me?).  I really liked Crossover, it was an interesting combo of sports and verse.  It had lots to offer (see my other teammates posts) AND I could recommend it to kids AND it's in my library but.......

There was something about Gabi, about the self-deprecrating chubby gal who was still popular in a way, still got the guy (or two) and lived with a somewhat normal/crazy/normal family.  As I read it I felt like it so accurately represented how teenagers talk to each other and how they rationalized with themselves. It just felt really honest and darn it, she used the word "crack-a-lackin"!! That being said, it cannot go in my K-9 library. Spoiler alert: I am actually OK with Crossover moving on as both books were well worth the read.

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