I have become quite a Neal Shusterman fan! This is the 5th book of his that I have read and although I am not the target young adult audience, I found it to be a thoughtful, thought provoking and very well written. The narrators all did great jobs bringing the story of 4 people together.
I remember when Corey Feldman was the hottest ticket in town. Then he disappeared, or so I thought. In this book he tells his many interesting stories of being famous and being infamous. What I didn't expect was how thoughtful he seemed and how much he has been misjudged all these years. There are stories of his relationship with Michael Jackson, his abuse at the hands of his mother and his downward spiral. Well worth the credit.
The true story is simple: a girl goes missing in Japan. Then it gets strange. If it were a novel, no one would believe the twists and turns. I learned so much about Japan and why young girls are drawn there. One of the best true crime books I have ever read.
When I was a kid I saw ROCKY and was surprised that I liked it so much even though it was about boxing. But it turns out it wasn't really about boxing. The same can be said about this book which is about racing but not really. It was so interesting to read a book from the dog's point of view but it made me think so much. I did make good use of my hanky on this one.
I don't remember why I chose this book, but I am glad I did. The story is a bit weird at first but weird becomes normal very fast. It is a little unbelievable, but very enjoyable nonetheless.
I don't know why I resisted this book for so long, but once I got it I couldn't stop listening. Kate Rudd does a beautiful job reading this surprisingly upbeat story. I laughed and cried and then cried some more. As soon as I finished listening I started at the beginning and listened again. It was that good.
I had heard one of the stories on This American Life which I enjoyed enough to get the book. Some of the stories are stronger than others but after I got used to the style I really enjoyed the book. Worth the credit.
Yes, I will admit that I am a closet Tori Spelling fan--she is so funny and insightful. I've listened to her other books and always loved the way she relates her stories even if they don't paint her in the best light. This book was especially interesting in light of her current woes.
I got this book because I love The Fault in Our Stars so much. I can't recommend this one as highly but the story was fun, fresh and interesting if a little (a lot) unbelievable. Both narrators did a good job, but their voices sound so similar.
The Daily Deal promotion is a fantastic one because I never would have gotten this book otherwise. The stories are dark and nuanced. Very thought provoking. Recommended!
The performances were really good in this dramatized version of Twelve Angry Men. The times have changed but the story still holds up nicely.
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