2022 Reading Challenge

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2022 Reading Challenge
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Monday, August 9, 2010

REVIEW For Freak Magnet

A huge shout out goes to the great Melissa at HarperCollins Canada for sending me a copy of this terrific book.

TITLE:                      Freak Magnet

AUTHOR:                Andrew Auseon

GENRE:                    YA

RATING:                  4 Stars

Freak Magnet was absolutely not what I expected and I am thrilled by this. At first, I thought this would be about a girl who somehow keeps attracting weird guys. While this would have been a witty story, Freak Magnet turned out to be book that both made me laugh and touched me at the same time.

This book also reminded that people who need each other - usually end up finding each other - regardless of all the "crap" that they may have to go through to get there and this was certainly the case for our two main characters Charlie and Gloria.

In fact, both characters are actually quite flawed - which I thought added deeply to the storyline. We get to slowly discover what motivates and pushes each of the characters to do and be how they are - and the discovery is fascinating, especially since we get to do it at the same time as the main characters.

The passages are, at times, funny and at other times touching and sad - but they are totally engrossing and created a novel that you will definitely fall in love with.

The writing is perfect - in fact, the storyline and the writing offer up a variety of images and messages that will reach both YA and adults alike - love, sadness, misunderstanding, forgiveness are all part of this book.

I loved it.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Sounds great! I giggled out loud when I saw the title of the book.

bermudaonion said...

I thought it was about a girl who attracts weird guys too. Glad to see it's not and you enjoyed it.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh! and yes, res. from Canada can enter the Kindle contest! I will be posting about it this Wed. the 11th.

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