Thursday, January 8, 2009

Book Review #489
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

Why do such sleazy books win awards?  I mean, come on people, the whole point of reading books is to escape reality.  I don't want to read some depressing, adult content-filled book about a kid who made mistakes and now thinks he can live with them.  I think that some of the things that happened in this book were a little drastic.  I wasn't impressed with the writing style or the way the plot unfolded.  And at the end, I was just annoyed that I had wasted my time reading this book.  I never felt connected with the main character or wanted him to succeed.  The only good thing that came out of this book was that it was so harsh and depressing about the realty of sex that maybe people will think twice before doing it.  I would not recommend.

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