Saturday, January 31, 2009

Life As It Comes

Life As It Comes by Anne-Laure Rondoux

Summary (from the back of the book): Studious and responsible, fifteen-year-old Mado is the family brain. Patty, on the other hand, is a carefree twenty-year-old party girl who lives on her own and has plenty of boyfriends. The two are following divergent paths... until their parents are killed in a car accident and a family court judge appoints Patty her sister's guardian.

Now these two improbable siblings face the challenges of growing up together - but it's Mado who quickly assumes the big sister's role. And it's not a role she particularly wants - especially after Patty announces that she's several months pregnant.

Review: If I had to describe my feelings towards this book in one word, it'd be... Meh. It wasn't great, and it wasn't horrible. So... Meh.

This one really had the potentional to be great, but it never really came through. Maybe it lost something in the translation from it's original French, but it just never hit the right buttons for me, you know? At times it was slightly unrealistic, and it seemed familiar, not because I'd read it or anything, but because it just seemed a lot like many other YA books I've read. Also, some of the characters were... odd. And these were characters we were supposed to like, but some of their behaviour bugged me a bit. The thing that disturbed me the worst *****Bit of a spoiler here**** was that at one point two of the characters drove for like two days with the newborn baby in backseat of the car between some pillows NO CARSEAT, left him ALONE in the car at one point, didn't have a crib for him... but they ****SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER**** were allowed by the officials (I'm not sure what it is in France, sorry) to keep him. That REALLY bugged me. ****Spoiler over****

Summary: A Meh book. Maybe a C if I graded books. It has a pretty cover, at least.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, the cover is cool! I used to take pictures of my feet in the weirdest places (for example hanging off the back of a bus in the jungle). Now I have quite the feet picture collection.

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