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Girl Unmoored

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  • Posted April 13, 2012

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    An enjoyable coming of age book! Did I enjoy this book: I reall

    An enjoyable coming of age book!

    Did I enjoy this book: I really did. In fact, the first thing I said to my husband when I finished this book was "that was a really good book." Plain and simply put. I read this book every free chance I had...I put off household chores in order to read this book. I could not put it down. When I had to put it down, all I wanted to do was pick it back up again.

    Girl Unmoored is told from the perspective of 13 year old Apron Bramhall. To have gone through everything that Apron has gone through in her 13 years and yet still have an innocence to her narrative was remarkable. That innocence should not have been there...but it was and it was great. There were moments in this book where I laughed out loud, moments where I just shook my head, and moments where I wanted to cry. So many emotions, so well written by Ms. Hummer.

    The story moved and kept me interested. Most of the characters were likeable and loveable. The trio - Apron, Mike, and Chad - were my favorites. They worked so well together. Their friendship was unlikely and should have been strained...but it wasn't and they were meant to be friends, you could tell. Grandma Bramhall was a trip. I just laughed when I read the parts with her. Some characters were really unlikeable. M was one of the unlikeable characters. I couldn't believe her and the things that she said and did...to herself and to Apron.

    This book left me with a smile and a happy sigh at the end. Much like middle school drama, all eventually works out in some way in the end.

    Would I recommend it: I would, absolutely. Girl Unmoored was a great read, well worth it.

    Will I read it again: I'm not sure. I really enjoyed it but I don't know that it is a re-readable book for me. Only time will tell if I will reread this wonderfully written book. I know that I will definitely read any other book that Ms. Hummer writes in the future.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

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    This is an emotional roller coaster ride about growing up and le

    This is an emotional roller coaster ride about growing up and learning hard lessons in life and about finding friendship in unexpected places. It's about prejudices and awkward teenage years and about loss and love. There is a little bit of humor, but knowing what is coming, there is a prevailing sense of sadness overall. The main character, Apron has lost everything in her life and finds friendship in two young men, Chad and Mike. Chad has full blown AIDS something Apron knows very little about other than newspaper stories as its the Regan era and it's just beginning to make the headlines.

    The novel takes place over one summer in which Apron learns so much about the adult world, things that cause her to grow up and look at life differently. She has a stepmother that is pregnant who she won't even call by her real name, but calls her "M". Her stepmother hates her, but the feelings are mutual. Her father always takes her stepmother's side. Her best friend dumped her. She's being forced to get rid of her beloved guinea pig. Life can't get much worse...can it?

    This is a great book for lover's of Contemporary YA fiction.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

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    A Lilac Wolf and Stuff Review Did you see that? The main charac

    A Lilac Wolf and Stuff Review

    Did you see that? The main character is named Apron. And the story behind that was hilarious. She was supposed to be named April but her father disagreed so her mother wrote it on the Birth Certificate so intelligibly that the powers that be thought it said Apron...you'd think someone would have asked!

    Apron is a young teenage girl who is waiting to develop. Her mother is out of the picture and her father is shacking up with a nurse aide from Brazil who also hates Apron...although she seems to kind of hate everyone but wants a green card. My heart is breaking for her from the very beginning. To lose your mother when you are already feeling awkward.

    If you think that is bad enough, it gets worse. It also gets better. It takes place in the 80s...remember when Aids was new and gay bashing was acceptable behavior. It certainly was a reminder how far we have come...granted not far enough, but still. She befriends a gay couple who are dealing with their own problems, mostly a less than welcoming community.

    Seriously give this a read, it was a wonderful story that I just couldn't put it down. I felt a kinship with Apron because I lost my father when I was young and I am quite clumsy too. I could read more about Apron as she grows up. But that isn't how these chick lit books work.

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