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Thursday, June 22, 2006 The Review: Oh My Goth, by Gena Showalter

Review comes straight from the pen of the 14 yr old rebel child who lives with me. Please keep that in mind while reading--she's not a professional reviewer and isn't the type who LIKED to write book reports. I can vouch for her, however--she did enjoy this book--ALOT. She grabbed it up immediately and wouldn't put it down for anything. She kept coming in to my room, laughing, reading aloud certain passages. As soon as she was done, she plunked it in my hands and demanded I read it. I will, but here's her take on it first....

I did help her out by giving her a list of questions her review should answer. I'll put those in paranthesis.


(Did this book meet your expectations?) This book [OH MY GOTH] far surpassed my expectations. I didn't think anyone could "get" what's going on with teens.

(Was it an easy read? Easy to get into/understand?) It was very simple to read, after you got the main point. First you had to grasp the basic terms used by the "Barbies" and "Goths".

(Were the characters believable? Could you relate to them?) The characters seemed very real. I could feel the emotion through the words. Its almost as if I were a part of the whole book. Everything was so realistic. I would have believed it to be non-fiction had I not known anything better. I could understand every character's actions if I thought of what I would have done in their positions. Very true and believable.

(What did you think of the plot?) The plot took off and brought you right into the story through a girl living an average teenage life of a Goth. The hardships, friends, enemies and teachers. She had it all in there. The message was well written and easy to understand once the last sentence of the book is read.

(What was your overall impression and would you recommend it to your friends?) I loved ever letter of this book. Every letter, every word, paragraph and every chapter. Not a single thing I wouldn't change (except maybe make some kind of sequel *hidden smile*) <---that really was in her review...

I have already promoed it and will continue to tell everyone I know to go buy it. It's the best book I've read! I couldn't put it down. I wanted to finish it to find out what happened, but I never wanted it to end. Never ever. *hint hint* May I say somehow a sequel*

The easiest way to describe this book:
BUY IT
READ IT
LOVE IT
This book will get you. Never knew I could love a book this much 'til I read this book. :)
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I'm thinking the daughter definitely has rabid fan girl potential. Gena? Write this child something else--and if anyone else out there is writing YA or knows some good YA books that aren't "teen romance"--this teens is dying for summer reading materials.

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