That's not hot; that's stupid. Missing question marks, oddly placed commas, hyphens in random places. Quite on the contrary, I was just happily surprised at how good this first effort is. Indiana girl had to be 'exorcised' after visiting haunted 'portal to Hell', family claims e-mail. Model showcases bikini body as she splashes around surf with male pal Swung by a beach in Malibu this week Could a diet aid be the surprise answer to IBS? The dialogue was stilted and no one spoke the way adults speak, much less teenagers.
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Jasper County Public Library. Not only until the last pages does the plot and mystery pick up again, only to be left hanging for the next book. It is the first book in a trilogy, and the end definitely leaves you wanting more, but that's never a bad thing. The area of the brain that is associated with controlling the left hand, for example, is much larger in professional violinists. And, of course, there's the fact that someone invented a portal to allow you to travel to alternate universes and no one seems to think that's a big deal - "You invented a portal. If Thomas Edison focused on short bursts of energy, I doubt he would have worked toward the creation of the light bulb. I remember 15 years ago when people were terrified that kids would not be able to write because of the text-message shorthand that they had invented for themselves.
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How much more confusing and unrealistic can it get? No trivia or quizzes yet. The romance hits just right, and Arizona's relationships with her friends an I love the use of time travel in this book. The characters are so one-dimensional and they behave in such bizarre, illogical ways that it's impossible to become fully engaged in the story because you're always going, "Huh?? Then a few chapters in, the reader is basically handed the whole plot An interesting premise, let down by a distinct lack of substance both plot wise and with the characters. All in all, I just can't glowingly endorse this book as a highly enjoyable read.
I definitely think white people know more things about white supremacy than they're telling. Another annoying aspect of the book was the relationship between the main character, Arizona, and her love interest, Kellan. Cheating and corruption is rampant. Although media coverage suggests otherwise, he's actually proved himself to be a pretty savvy entrepreneur, branching out into apparel, fragrance, and the like to capitalize on his A-list status. I suspect the kids will be fine.