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A Solitary Blue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2007

    Great beginning, weak ending.

    Jeff Greene was abandoned by his mother at age seven. She left nothing more than a note as to her explanation why. Living now with his father, ¿the professor¿, Jeff must take care of himself, the house, and sometimes even his father. The professor never paid much attention to his son. Jeff was not the brightest kid, but he did alright in school. He was never the first to speak out he rarely got into trouble though. Jeffie eventually becomes very sick. This is a huge wake up call to the professor who blames himself for Jeffie¿s health. One summer, four years later, Melody (Jeff¿s mother) invites Jeffie out to spend the summer with her in Charleston. Though the professor is hesitant, he allows Jeffie to go. So the professor drops off Jeffie at the airport and he is to meet his awaiting mother the instant he arrives in Charleston. He has the best time that summer and looks forward to seeing his mother the following summer once again. However, the next summer, he is treated much differently by this mother whom now has a boyfriend. Jeff rarely sees Melody that summer because she is out working almost every day. His whole family treats him differently also, practically ignoring him for the entire summer. Jeff decided to fly home early that summer for those reasons, and when he returns home, he is changed for the worst. The author used great details, but lacked in the ideas category. The book would have been better if it had been more eventful. The author's message in this novel was to value what you have and be grateful that you have it. Other's might like this book I however did not. How bad really was that second summer and did Jeffie ever go back for a third time? It¿s up to you to find out¿take a peek into this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2007

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    Jeff Greene was abandoned by his mother at age seven. She left nothing more than a note as to her explanation why. Living now with his father, ¿the professor¿, Jeff must take care of himself, the house, and sometimes even his father. The professor never paid much attention to his son. Jeff was not the brightest kid, but he did alright in school. He was never the first to speak out he rarely got into trouble though. Jeffie eventually becomes very sick. This is a huge wake up call to the professor who blames himself for Jeffie¿s health. One summer, four years later, Melody (Jeff¿s mother) invites Jeffie out to spend the summer with her in Charleston. Though the professor is hesitant, he allows Jeffie to go. So the professor drops off Jeffie at the airport and he is to meet his awaiting mother the instant he arrives in Charleston. He has the best time that summer and looks forward to seeing his mother the following summer once again. However, the next summer, he is treated much differently by this mother whom now has a boyfriend. Jeff rarely sees Melody that summer because she is out working almost every day. His whole family treats him differently also, practically ignoring him for the entire summer. Jeff decided to fly home early that summer for those reasons, and when he returns home, he is changed for the worst. How bad was that second summer? I didn't really like this book. It lacked adventure. It¿s up to you to find out if you will like it¿take a peek into this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2007

    Supremely Bad

    I do not think that A Solitary Blue is a very good book. I found that it had no plot line whatsoever, and there really was no point to it. I enjoyed reading the first half but the second half is ridiculously pointless. The second half introduces characters from a totally different book that some of us have not read. Jeffie's mother leaves him and The Professor, his father, when Jeff was only seven. She wanted to go save the starving children and fix the planet. We'll see about that. From then on Jeff and his dad were alone with themselves and some random nanny-type guy 'girls were 'unreliable' to The Professor'. When Jeff turns 12 his mom writes a letter to The Professor asking if she can keep Jeff for the summer. Jeff goes and absolutely loves it, and his mother, so much that when he comes home he purposefully tries not to think about anything else. He even wakes up thinking he's at Gambo's 'Gambo is his great grandmother' house, the house Melody lives at. Jeff's mother plays guitar, so Jeff decided to learn too. He can not wait to go back next summer. The next summer he goes back and meets his mother's boyfriend, Max, who is a total jerk. Melody, Jeff's mother, is gone the entire summer and Jeff has nothing to do. So, he goes to a beach everyday that he seems to make his home, for then. That half of the book is good, but after that it goes to CRAP. This is definitely a character book. You learn about the character regardless of if they have a life or not. I guess there is something to learn from it though: money links to evil sometimes. I would recommend this book to someone that is not very interested in action, but not to people looking for something to keep their attention.

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