Elana Johnson and Scott Tracey find wonder in THE NEAR WITCH
Lisa and Laura Roecker are wild about WHERE SHE WENT
Corrine Jackson delights in THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER
Veronica Rossi is wild about WILDEFIRE
Stasia Ward Kehoe marvels at MY LIFE, THE THEATER, & OTHER TRAGEDIES
Now, on to my Bookanista Shout out for A SCARY SCENE IN A SCARY MOVIE by Bookanisto Matt Blackstone
Release Date: July 5, 2011
Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
Rene, an obsessive-compulsive fourteen year old, smells his hands and wears a Batman cape when he’s nervous. If he picks up a face-down coin, moves a muscle when the time adds up to thirteen (7:42 is bad luck because 7 + 4 + 2 = 13), or washes his body parts in the wrong order, Rene or someone close to him will break a bone, contract a deadly virus, and/or die a slow and painful death like someone in a scary scene in scary movie. Rene’s new and only friend tutors him in the art of playing it cool, but that’s not as easy as Gio makes it sound.Why I liked it:
Honestly, there was a lot I liked about this book. But the standout thing for me - Blackstone's characterization of the mc. I LOVED IT! I work with many teens, and some of them are diagnosed with OCD. This was a great characterization of that type of teen.
What else did I like? The humor. There are some amazing one-liners in this book.
Enjoyable from cover to cover! Great job Matt.
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