2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge

Tina has read 2 books toward her goal of 40 books.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

REVIEW for Not Suitable for Family Viewing

Once again, a huge thank you to Melissa at HarperCollins for sending me this great YA novel!






TITLE: Not Suitable for Family Viewing

AUTHOR: Vicki Grant

GENRE: YA

RATING: 4 Stars

When I first started reading Not Suitable for Family Viewing I thought it was going to be yet another one of those books where the celebrities teenaged daughter would be a Paris Hilton type and the storyline would be all about her and her equally rich friends doing stupid things.
I was extremely surprised when I discovered that this is not the direction this book was heading into at all.


Robin is supposed to be on top of the world, she is the daughter of talk-show host Mimi - they have it all, yet Robin can't seem to get it together, not even long enough to get out of a dark room - Robin is obviously depressed and nobody seems to be "getting" that.

However, life has something in mind for Robin when she discoveres, purely by accident a ring that will send Robin on a quest to find out about a much hidden past history belonging to her family - in the process Robin will also discover much about herself and her role in her own family.

This book was absolutely delightful. Although it is entertaining and a fun read, it is also loaded with both hidden and open messages about ife and how to never judge a book by its cover.

Author Grant does a fine job of showing the growth process Robin will go through as she discovers more about herself and her family - making her understand who she is a little bit more.

Very well written, without ever being too preachy.

5 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh yea! I thought this one looked good. I am glad you liked it!

Are you doing the 24 hr. read-a-thon?

bermudaonion said...

Interesting. I'm wondering how the title fits in with the plot.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh, thats wierd! I came here and thought I had already commented but maybe it just didn't show up yet, but then I realized it was someone else's blog with the same book. It was like having deje'vue.

The book, by-the-way looks good!

Tina said...

Hi Wendy: Thanks for the comment! No, unfortunately, I am not doing the read a thon - I don't feel brave enough! but I am following a few people who are!!!

Myckyee said...

Sounds really interesting - and a bit mysterious. Nice review, Tina!

 
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