Josue Bruno Bruno itibaren Dmaia, Fas
This was a great book, with great writing style and great characters. Michaels did a particularly good job of giving each of the heroes a clear voice. Matt was really snarky and Evan was really grounded. The kids were written well, as were all the other secondary characters. I was invested in this story and enjoyed the ride. This was a fun read and I look forward to reading more from her. My only complaint: I'm kind of anal when it comes to POV. I hate erratic shifting POV - believe me, I know how difficult it can be to be balanced and consistent when writing in third person. But you just have to. You can't spend most of the book from one or two people's POV and then suddenly jump to someone new. To be fair, I actually kind of liked it in this book; she did a good job of getting into each person's head and it was nice to see the story from all of those angles. But it still kind of irked me on that fundamental level, just on principle. There were also some minor grammar errors (mostly punctuation) that probably shouldn't bug me, but I just think if you're writing for money, things like that are inexcusable. This probably won't bother anyone else; like I said, they were very minor. I'm just kind of a grammar Nazi. I'm trying to work on it. :)
Maybe my new favorite book. I finished it ten minutes ago but I cannot wait to read it again.
A fun read for younger teens. The girls in the story are 13, going on 14. The story covers how not to get involved in drugs, sex and the dangers of older boys ... even though you might want to.
My favorite of the four books.
I've read Keneally's The Great Shame, and I thought I ought to pick up this, his most famous work. It is as chilling and well-written as expected, and, since its scope is more focused, easier to follow than The Great Shame. The story is fascinating, even if one already knows the broad strokes. The reader is excellent, with what this French-speaker can only guess is authentic German and Polish pronunciations, and an aloof suavity that accords perfectly with the precision and detached judgment of the text.