Friday, March 14, 2008
Book Review #1
Undercover by Beth Kephart
Rating: three stars (out of four)
Elisa is a girl who has spent most of her life in the shadows, quietly observing from the sidelines, content to think her own thoughts and write poetic thoughts in her head. As a hobby she writes love poems for some of the boys at school to give to the girl they like. Elisa's father seems to be constantly away on business trips, the one person that she feels she can talk to and to cope, she starts ice skating. Things get really slippery when Elisa starts to suspect that she has feelings for one of her "clients".
I think my favorite aspect of this book was the poetic imagery. I loved how the author threw in all these fantastic lines describing the everyday normal and turning it into a poem without the regular poem format. The sentences about nature were very picturesque. It was a little shorter then I would have liked, and the ending was a bit of a damper, but I thought it did end well. The poetic flavor, and the slight bit of humor made this book very enjoyable. Overall, I thought that it was a lovely book that I would recommend to my friends.