Monday, July 15, 2013

A Kettle of Fish by Ali Bacon

I read the "Look inside" portion of this young adult book and found it quite different from what I would have chosen as a read for myself.  While Ali Bacon is adept at description, the few chapters I read made me feel sad.  I understand why she was selected as a semi-finalist, of course.  As I said, she is quite skilled at setting her scene, creating vivid imagery and believable characters. 
Content Advisory: The characters (teenage girls) use swear words.  Also, while I haven't read all of the book, it seemed to be leaning towards an intimate "coming of age" experience.  I'm afraid I wouldn't recommend this book to my family members or friends.