Saturday, December 12, 2009

Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney

Characters: 19/20
Plot: 18/20
Originality: 20/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 20/20
Overall: 96/100 or A
Madeline has been teased for her whole life. She is overweight. She also has to take care of her alcoholic mom and then she meets Tad, who is a McDonald's counter guy. He sees something in her that no one else has. Desiree avoids her neglectful mom, who is too high on pain pills to see that her boyfriend is hitting on her daughter. Desiree just wants to hang out with her boyfriend, Jeremy. Ariel has too many AP classes, a workaholic mom, and her dad is in prison. Her boyfriend, Shane helps makes the worst days better. An unexpected phone call has, Ariel visiting a sick grandma and revealing family secrets. Ariel finds the courage to make the right choices for her future.
As three girls from three different decades lives converge, they discover they are connected ways they could never imagine. Each of them finds strength that brings her closer to healing a painful past, and faith that there is a happier future.
Madeline, Desiree, and Ariel are such amazing characters that are one of a kind and so amazing. I loved how I could relate to each character and they were so different. Blue Plate Special has such an amazing plot that I enjoyed every part of it. I also liked how the stories connected. It is such an original book that had a lot of unique voices. Kwasney is an amazing writer and I can't wait for her to read more of her young adult novel. I honestly recommend this book to anyone. It is a true page turner and you want to re-read this book, when you are done.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good. I've been wanting to read this ever since I first heard about it. Nice review.


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