Sunday, October 28, 2012

2012 book 305

Mal Peet's Life: An Exploded Diagram
Had to reread this for FYA book club, though I still don't understand why they think this is YA and not a coming-of-age novel. What teenager wants to read so much about the politics of the Cuban Missile Crisis? I liked it a little less this time--the end is cheap, and I don't know why it keeps changing from first person to third person narration. Still a good story about first love with a bunch of other stuff--the Cold War, class, etc--crammed in. B/B+.

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