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Friday, September 12, 2014

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

Reviewed By: M.S.
Alex goes to an all boys boarding school and isn't much of a writer...till he has something to write about. When his friend Thomas dies he begins to write in this journal and tell of the event surrounding his friends death but also his day to day life as he lives with the guilt of what happened. The story is told through journal entries, but they aren't a distraction to the story at all, like they can be sometimes.
Why I Picked it Up: It was on my school's summer reading list.
Why I Finished It: I was hoping it would make sense and get better towards the end.
I’d Give this Book To: I actually didn't like this book very much at all. I never really grasped exactly "the point" of the whole story since it's kind of unclear. It just doesn't really go anywhere so it's kind of a tiresome read. One thing I did notice is that if you need to read this for school and annotate it, there are a lot of allusions and good annotations that could be made from this book.

**Librarian Side Note** So, they can't all be winners, right? At least this reviewer was able to find something redeeming about the book in the end (good for a school project!). However, not everyone always feels the same way about books. Give this one a try and let me know what you think... Who knows? Maybe you LOVE realistic teen fiction and this could be your next favorite book!

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