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Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell

November 20th, 2008 (03:30 pm)

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Addicted by Kelly Clarkson

What would you do if your family sent you off to a spiritual camp in order to set you straight? Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell details seven days in the lives of a self-proclaimed bad girl and a broken boy who are equally unashamed.

Riley, the narrator, is quite outspoken, and she knows it. She likes being that way. Though she sometimes says things purely for the shock value, she's pretty truthful. Her narrative clearly reveals why she's so abrasive, but I don't want to spoil those revelations here.

Speaking of which, although the story takes place at a religious camp, it is never preachy, nor is it blasphemous. That element is definitely there for a reason, and it never offended me. Due to a few other elements and scenes, though, I'd say this title is for readers in their mid- to upper teens.

For more information on this title, check out my blog post at SparkLife, where I reviewed it alongside Everything Beautiful in the World by Lisa Levchuk. (Note: I have a full-length review of Everything Beautiful in the World here at Bildungsroman.) I posted again at SparkLife today, this time about weighty matters, and I included this title in that round-up as well.

I hope you'll take a minute to check out both of these posts and leave behind a comment or two!


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: November 29th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)

just want to say thanks for all your kind words about my book...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 29th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)

You are welcome!

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