Monday, June 25, 2012

Meh Books, Part Two

Goodreads Summary:
Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran. 
Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

My Review: 
I've been trying to write this review for at least a week. Finally realized that I can't because it's a "Meh" Book. I'm not excited or interested enough in talking about it any more to write a real review. Why? First, the questionable science behind the freak series of natural disasters. Second, didn't much care for the main character. Third, just didn't like the ending. Meh....

Goodreads Summary:

It is the year 2129 . . . and fame is all that matters
Susan and her friends are celebutantes. Their lives are powered by media awareness, fed by engineered meals, and underscored by cynicism. Everyone has a rating; the more viewers who ID you, the better. So Susan and her almost-boyfriend Derlock cook up a surefire plan: the nine of them will visit a Mars-bound spaceship and stow away. Their survival will be a media sensation, boosting their ratings across the globe. There's only one problem: Derlock is a sociopath. Breakneck narrative, pointed cultural commentary, warm heart, accurate science, a kickass heroine, and a ticking clock . . . who could ask for more?

My Review:
A recent blog hop was devoted to which books you would unread- either because you liked them or because you hated them. After thinking about it and reading other people's answers, I realized that "Meh" books are time wasters. Even more so than books you hate- because at least books you hate make you feel. Well, this book is a "Meh" book and a DNF (did not finish). I probably could have finished it- it was shaping up to be a 2 to 2 1/2 star book. But, why bother when there are great books out there waiting for me?

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