Sunday, April 27, 2008

A couple things...

HAPPY (almost) INK EXCHANGE DAY!


It's April 28. (Don't listen to the date up at the top. It's the 28th today.) And that means Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr comes out tomorrow! (Everyone should go and buy it because I am sure that it will be amazingly awesome.) I'm quite excited about this, as I have been waiting for this book to come out for a long time. So I get to go and buy it tomorrow after school, along with Lock and Key, Nobody's Prize, and other books.


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E. Lockhart needs your help!

E. Lockhart needs a bunch of people to answer some questions for her soon to be finished book Roo3. (sequel to The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book.) So you must all go and help her.



Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning

[description from the book jacket]

Seventeen-year-old Molly Montgomery never planned on becoming famous. Molly's band, The Hormones, was just supposed to be about messing around with best friends, Jane and Tara; writing songs about Hello Kitty; and being a girl. But when the band is joined by dangerous Dean and his friend T, things on stage- and backstage - start happening fast. Her story is just beginning when Molly's dreams come true.


The hazards of pop stardom, first love, screaming fans, and sleazy managers are forcing this baby diva close to the edge. Fame never comes for free, and Molly's about to find out what it costs.


(Also, there is typical musician life stuff: drugs, alcohol, sex, anger, confusion, among other things.)


My feelings on this book are mixed. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't too great. It was predictable and also kind of hard to believe. In the beginning, Molly and her friends had never played an instrument. They didn't learn that much about playing, and then they wrote immature and bizarre songs called 'Hello Kitty Speedboat' and 'Magic Marker Love'. Then they got a small gig, met Dean, put him and T in the band, and suddenly got famous. None of that seemed too believable.


But at the same time, they all faced the problems that come with fame: dealing with alcohol, drugs, and each other. Because the book is in Molly's point of view, it's easy to see how all these things affected each band member and everyone, especially Molly, tried to deal with all the problems. It was easy to relate to her, but at times I wanted to punch her for being so stupid.


Ultimately, I enjoyed the book, but it could've been much better.

7/10


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Whoo first post.

Due to my extreme and frenetic (hence the blog title) love of reading, I'm here to review books and post about book related things. And that's about all you need to know.

I'll be back to post a review within the week. (Hopefully.)