August 22, 2011

Don't Stop Now - review


Don't Stop Now
Julie Halpern
published by Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan

One sentence summary: Penny fakes her kidnapping; Lil (who views Penny as a charity case) and Josh go on a Road Trip.

It is interesting how different people perceive the same book in different ways.  Most other reviewers gushed over the witty dialogue between Lil and Josh.   It took me awhile to see the humor, I'm slow that way.  Some re-reading helped.

Unrequited love:   Lil loves her BFF Josh,  his scent (odor) when he hasn't showered.  Pheeeeew, I could almost smell his armpits while reading. 

Lil and Josh's Road Trip is interspersed with excerpts from Penny's diary. The diary was a much more interesting read:  how Penny views Lil and the other teenagers.

1 comment:

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

I definitely didn't gush over the humor, but I did laugh. I got sick of the word turd.. lol.

Here's my review: http://imabookshark.blogspot.com/2011/09/arc-review-julie-halpern-dont-stop-now.html

Mickey @ imabookshark