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Kiss My Book by Jamie Michaels

January 29, 2008

Title: Kiss My Book

Author: Jamie Michaels

Number of Pages: 274.

Rating: 1 out of 5.
It was: blah!

Okay let me make this very clear. This book was HORRIBLE. That is all I have to say. 

It was plotless, endless, when something seemed to calm down another something came up and it just didn’t make any sense. Michaels’ is a terrible writer at least as this novel portrays. I can say that the first 30 pages were good. Ruby Crane is an aspiring writer at the age of 16. She’s popular now, she has a popular boyfriend and all the girls want to be like her. Interesting enough. She then is publicly accused of plagiarism. Ahh, cool. She runs away, even cooler. She ends up in her aunt’s little deserted town where nobody will really know her as Ruby Crane and adopts the name Georgie O’Dell. She first meets Rabbit (yes, I know), and they become instant friends. They go to the campfire place. She meets Jacob, a boy. You know what happens. Soon she can’t hide the fact that she loves books and opens up a little section with inspiring quotes in the Curious Cup, her aunt’s store. She makes weekly meetings to get the community involved (?). Then the guy who rents the store to Aunt Fin wants to build something else so the Curious Cup is being taken down. Ladies Wallets Designer Ladies Wallets from eBags
All of the teenagers in Whispering Oaks (the town) now like books so they protest (and Georgie writes a petition that says “kiss my book” to the owner like 30 times, so that’s their apparent slogan…). The lady that accused her finds her and Ruby’s plastered on the news. The people in the town at first don’t like her (causing her to dramatically say that plagiarism is wrong and she only did it because she wasn’t good enough). Jacob says her loves her on the last page (corny), he likes books too. Georgie tells Rabbit she’s beautiful because she’s not confident and then Rabbit gets a boyfriend. Oh, there’s a haunting as well. About a couple from long ago that had a forbidden love and that love is the same as Jacob’s and Ruby’s. She begins a new life in the high school with her new friends as Ruby, and forgets her old life. Its very stupid.
This summary actually compliments it really well. Just don’t read it, please.

Guns, Germs, & Steel by Jared Diamond

December 28, 2007

Title: Guns, Germs, & Steel

Author: Jared Diamond

Number of Pages: 440, almost 500 if you count the index.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.
It was: blah.
Had to read it for AP World History. Mostly boring. Some chapters were interesting, like about the diseases that we get from animals, from even our dogs. Cool about the actual battles in like chapter 2 when the Spanish took over an Indian city that was thriving at the time, with very little backup men. Interesting about the axes and how the diffuse and spread culture. Eurasia thrived over other continents because of these things: the axes made for spread of animals and plants which made food which made population grow which caused people to invent weapons to conquer other continents. Africa didn’t because of colonization. Chapter 8, about plants reproducing and being domesticated was boring. The America’s have vanished of all but a few true Indians. It was interesting how they talked about how animals were domesticated. I didn’t know a lot of stuff. The guy who wrote it is like seventy, so I understand why it sounds so boring. After you get used to the style its not that bad I guess. It takes a while, because its long. But what can you do? Overall, it was not HORRIBLE. But I can’t tell you I remember more than I have already typed. NFL Chicago Bears Apparel from Fanzz See what I mean?