Teen Book Club

Saturday, April 28, 2012

BADD by Tim Tharp (3 reviews)

Troy, 17
Tim Tharp

This book is about a girl whose brother got shipped off to Iraq. When he returns he is very different, his sister tries to find out what happened. She ends up falling in love with a very weird boy

Rating: 5 Q. Hard to imagine a better book.
Anqi,   12
Tim Tharp
Knopf Books for Young Readers    2011

        Badd, a story about the effects of the war in Iraq and the people who witness this, both overseas and close to him, is a heartfelt and beautiful story, with an innate sense of good storytelling and enrapturing style. Ceejay, a girl who takes after her older brother, Bobby, is desperate to have her brother back when he comes to visit his family again after a respite from the war- but when he does reappear, Ceejay is disheartened to discover that he isn't the same 'badd' boy as he once was when he lived in Ceejay's small town. Her whole life, Ceejay has known who she is because her brother knew what he was- so if her brother's gone, who is Ceejay? Desperate to find an answer, and regain the brother she once knew, she embarks on multiple adventures with her brother and the friends she has always known and friends that she has just discovered, and Ceejay is surprised to find that things aren't always what they appear to be. With laugh-out-loud humor, a hilarious romance, and a beautiful message at heart, Badd, although it starts out slow, gradually livens up into a memorable book that should be read over again and again.

5 Hard to imagine a better book
Jordan,    17 
Tim Tharp 

          This book was interesting because of how she looked up to her brother so much. Then she saw he had changed and it helped her change and grow up a little as well.        Rating: 3 Q. Readable.

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