Young Adult Lit/Crit

January 30, 2008

Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonneblick

Filed under: Look What I'm Reading for Book Club! — katefrazer @ 9:11 pm

I am about to finish Zen and the Art of Faking It, and I am very glad that I have read it.  I was already a fan of Jordan Sonneblick prior to this book, but after reading most of this book, I was reminded again why.  He writes wonderful main characters.  San, the main character in this book is an 8th grader trying to figure out who he wants to be at his new school.  So many of my kids have the same struggle.  As I’m reading, I keep hoping San will make good decisions, and even as he isn’t, I’m still hoping everything will work out for him.  I just wanted to keep reading to see how he was going to work out the mess he’s in, and I think middle school kids would do the same thing.

On a less positive note, I was not as happy with this book as I have been with Sonneblick’s other novels.  It’s good, but not great like the other two.  But I’m still going to get a copy for my shelves!

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