November 19th, 2017

Book with cat 3

2017 books: Deer Life, Little Warrior: Boy Patriot of Georgia

Deer Life by Ron Sexsmith
Rating: Okay (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

The beautiful cover was the best thing about this book. I loved the writing style (so lyrical! Which makes sense, since turns out the author is a famous Canadian musician), but the story itself didn't hold my interest at all.

Something of a fairy tale? It jumped between a couple different characters, and the worldbuilding was too slow. I gave up at 10%.

Little Warrior: Boy Patriot of Georgia (Patriot Kids of the American Revolution Series Book 2) by Geoff Baggett
Rating: Okay (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)

Since I'm currently so into Hamilton, it seemed like a good time to pick this book from my To Read pile.

It tells the story of a family moving from Virginia to Georgia, back in revolutionary times. While there was nothing wrong with it, it was only mildly interesting. The writing was pretty pedestrian and completely unchallenging. It was only when I sat down to write this review that I saw that it's not even a YA book, but a children's book. Target audience was kids age 9-10, which explains the writing.

While it was a fast read, it didn't hold my interest enough to finish it. Stopped at 45%.

Partial book credits:
Point reached in these books: 45% + 10% = 55%
Previous abandoned book total: 6%
New total: 55% + 6% = 61%