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Back To Good by Laura McCarthy Benson

Back To Good

by Laura McCarthy Benson

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24 June 2011

Don't you hate...

When you cannot finish a book?  I feel like there is something wrong with me!  Well that book was Chime by Franny Billingsley.  I know it just won the Boston Globe/Horn Book award and what not, but I just couldn't finish it.

Is there a book that you've looked forward to and just couldn't finish it?  Or even a book that everyone loves and you just don't?  I know that happens to me quite a bit.  Maybe I'm just very picky in my stories?  Who knows?

I did just finish Stacey Kade's The Ghost and the Goth and I think Will Killian is my new favorite crushworthy guy.  I just loved him so much.  Plus, Alona Dare was a great character too!  Swoonworthy, those two.  Anyway, that review will be coming soon, too.  ARGH, just way too many reviews to write!  I'm just having fun reading, honestly.  Also, doesn't that girl look like Veronica Mars best friend (who's name I think was Alona as well?) I think so!

I did just finish a reread of The Hunger Games Trilogy.   I really enjoyed the ebb and flow of reading them all together as opposed to a year apart.  I was also able to appreciate Peeta a bit more this go round.  I'm still a Gale gal and understand the decisions that Katniss made, I think the epilogue just ties things up a bit too nicely.  Especially for a book that was as violent and timely as this was.  Sometimes tying things up neatly with a bow, aka Breaking Dawn, is not the way to go.  Grant it, Suzanne Collins killed off popular characters, would it have been better to have Katniss go the way of Haymitch? Not as a drunk, per se, but alone with her thoughts and memories?

Ah well, these are my thoughts.

Happy Summer!


  1. I couldn't get through Chime either no matter how many times I tried. =\

  2. Part of me wants to shake you and be, 'NOOOO, WHY DON'T YOU LOVE CHIME!' But then the other part realizes that not everyone can love what I love (and I LOVED Chime - it's one of my favorite, if not my absolute favorite, book I've read this year) so it's okay that you had to abandon it.

    I reread The Hunger Games and Catching Fire right before Mockingjay came out, so I got to experience the series as a whole, one after another. Unlike you though, my reread made me love Peeta even more. I'm 100% Team Peeta, so my feeling are pretty much the opposite of yours. And while I don't absolutely love the ending, I like it enough. Sometimes I feel like the characters suffered so much, that they deserved a little happiness. That's how I feel about the Harry Potter ending too.

  3. I have Chime but haven't decided to read it yet. I too LOVED The Ghost and the Goth! I recently read the sequel and loved it too. :)


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