Bistro Book Club

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Magic and Misery by Peter Marino

Reader Kris
Age 16
Author Peter Marino
Title Magic and Misery
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My review (use back of page if you need more space): THe book is about how a girl name TJ meets a boy who turns out to be gay. She finds her first love and the majority of the book is how she is being a girlfriend and the only friend to Pan.
Would you nominate this book for an award yes
How much do you read? I read a couple books a month
Quality 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity 4P Broad general teen appeal

I would also like to say Authors really need to write more books like this
I picked this book because (check as many as you like) The cover was interesting The blurb or cover copy sounded good

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I really loved this book. The characters were so developed and realistic, that at the ending of the book, I couldn't let go of Pan. Reading through the book, I felt every emotion that the characters were feeling, FAGO, maybe. The thing was, that not only were the main characters developed well, but the background characters including their parents, were also, that you don't think of them as background. Even though TJ thought she had a boring life, I did not think so, when there was Pan there. what I really didn't like was the fact that Pan got his revenge in front of witnesses. If he really was angry, he should have at least done something nonviolent, or maybe, you know, beat up the bullies where noone was WATCHING! His one mistake cost him his one true friend. I also would love to have seen TJ date Pan instead of Casper. But the whole point of the stories problem was Pan being gay, so that would maybe mess up the book. I would love to read another one like this!

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