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Shawn Donley: IMG Gabrielle Zevin: The Powells.com Interview

Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
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Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper
Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

mingkaty99, January 14, 2011

Homer’s Odyssey is a heartwarming tale (or tail) of an eyeless black cat, named Homer. At the young age of 2 weeks, an “incurable” disease affected this abandoned kitten’s life, forever. His eyes had to be removed and he was to live the “humdrum” life of a sightless cat. Humdrum? No. This cat can run, jump, climb, and find his way around an entire house all by himself. His crazy antics will have you, literally, falling over with laughter. “I wiggled a few fingers in the water. ‘Are you thirsty, kitty?’ At the light splashing sound my fingers made in the water, Homer raised his head […] buried one miniscule paw in the bowl of dry food and [flung] it into the water. The sound it made as it hit the water was nearly identical to the sound my fingers had made.” One of the best books I have ever read, it has a delightful theme: friendship. “I am Homer’s eyes. And he is my heart.”

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Maximum Ride #06: Fang by James Patterson
Maximum Ride #06: Fang

mingkaty99, December 1, 2010

Fang is the sixth installment in the Maximum Ride series. This book was a terrible addition. First of all, the author, James Patterson, cannot revise his writing. Initially, Max, the main character, is portrayed as having blonde hair and blue eyes. Later, it describes her as having brown hair and brown eyes. More importantly, her personality is completely changed from a tough mature teen whose only goal is to keep her family safe to a pathetic, lovesick girl who would like nothing more than to spend the rest of her life alone with her boyfriend, Fang, all to herself. The characters sound like entirely different people than they were in the last books. Even the voice in the writing seems like it was created by another author. Lastly, the book ends with a ridiculous cliffhanger that doesn’t make any sense. The best part of the book was an amusing survey at the back of the book that one of the characters had “filled out.” The actual story part of the book was poorly written and did not have a good plot.
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