Sunday, March 7, 2010

New books

I have read a few great books this past month or two. One is the funny Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff. This novel is a very funny and real look at an overweight student who suddenly leaves the world of the unknown when he he gets recruited for football. His transition is funny and the constant wonder of if he is being set up if well worth the wait. The ending, although rather far fetched, is satisfying and I hope this becomes oin of those big Coming of Age books.

Completely different is The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by W. Lockhart. In this book, a shy, quiet girl decides to change her persona by becoming the mastermind of a series of pranks. Although the book is funny, the underlying message of boys only clubs is bassed, deservingly so, as Frankie has all the boys, unknowingly, do her dirty work.

Read any great books yourself lately? Drop me a line.

And Megan, congrats on being the first to comment on this brilliant website.

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