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review 2017-04-20 18:25
Boy's Life - Robert R. McCammon

Why did I put this one off for so long? Why, why, why?


Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Certainly one of the finest novels about the magic of childhood that I've ever read — and probably the most realistic, at least based on my childhood experiences. Maybe it's because I, like the protagonist of this novel (and Robert McCammon himself), grew up in Alabama. Boy's Life is spot-on, and I felt like a child once more while untangling the mystery of the strange murder in Zephyr.


Not much I can say about this one, except it's just friggin' wonderful. I only wish it were longer. Thank you, Mr. McCammon, for reminding me that magic does exist.


“You know, I do believe in magic. I was born and raised in a magic time, in a magic town, among magicians. Oh, most everybody else didn’t realize we lived in that web of magic, connected by silver filaments of chance and circumstance. But I knew it all along. When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it. See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God’s sake. And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they’d allowed to wither in themselves."

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review 2017-02-22 16:46
My Life With the Walter Boys Book Review
My Life With The Walter Boys - Ali Novak

I feel like I'm being nice giving this two stars. I really wanted to like this book but its just not well written. There are zero emotions throughout and after reading the about me page in the end its pretty obvious that this story started out on Wattpad, I don't mean that as a compliment.


Jackie Howard is from New York, not used to country living. But that all changes when her parents and sister die in a car accident and she's sent to live with her Aunt who has seven boys living with her. Jackie isn't comfortable with one boy, much less seven of them.


Man, this was so disappointing. I read the description and was super exciting about the plot line. First of all, your parents dying would be a severely traumatizing event in in your lifetime. This author has no idea how to write these emotions. I didn't feel anything from Jackie, she may have shed a few tears but she was just so dull.


And the boys? Not what I wanted at all. Super obnoxious and hated the love triangles between Jackie and them. Kinda gross in my opinion. I would have rather had some brotherly sisterly feelings since they were living together.


Totally disappointed in this one.

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review 2014-12-14 00:00
My Life With The Walter Boys
My Life With The Walter Boys - Ali Novak description

Quería algo en el mismo estilo de [b:Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys|238360|Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys|Kate Brian|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1388397285s/238360.jpg|841287], y lo que me encontré fue un mal plagio.
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review 2014-04-23 13:22
My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
My Life with the Walter Boys - Ali Novak

My Life With The Walter Boys begins when sixteen year old Jackie must go live with her mom's best friend from school after her family died in an accident. Little did Jackie know that her mom's friend Katherine has 12 children. Well ten are technically hers, and two are her nephews. But still oh and all of them are boys. Well all but one, but that little girl doesn't act like a girl. So now Jackie must also start public school for the first time, and live in the country with all of these people she doesn't know. Not to mention none of them seem to like her. And when some do start to notice her she's not really sure why. Then there is the fact she seems to be developing feelings for one of them, Cole.

This book was so not what I was expecting at all. It would have been really good if not for the way it ended, and the fact that Jackie acted like such a freaking twit when it came to Alex and Cole. That seriously just rubbed me the wrong way, but I would have been okay with it if it didn't end like that. It just ended abrubtly with no resolution or anything. Seriously this was beyond frustrating. And the sequel to this book takes way too long in the future. I don't think I will be reading it. This was a major disappointment, but I still liked the book. It had humor, and interesting characters.

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review 2013-08-29 00:00
A Life Without You - Erica Pike 4.5 stars
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