Saturday, 18 April 2009

Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon: What I Was by Meg Rosoff


Pages read total: 348
Books read: Finished Bel Canto by Ann Pratchett, read What I Was by Meg Rosoff
Total reading time: approx 5 hours


What I Was is a teenage love story with a twist. Kipper is sent to boarding school in East Anglia (not too far from where I grew up), stuck in a small market town near the sea and a typical (of books) fierce boarding school he looks for an escape.
One dreary morning he abandons the cross country run and meets Finn, a young boy living alone in a shack by the sea. He has that first flush of teenage love - a love of longing and not sexual - and wants to become like Finn, to be free to do as he pleases and to fend for himself.
This is the third Rosoff book I have read and the third one that I have loved.
Challenges:
2009 YA Challenge
999 (YA Fiction)

Well I've had dinner now and it'll probably be dark here soon, can't believe the time is passing so quickly.

Going to decide what to read next and go visit a few bloggers

4 comments:

Lorin said...

I'm glad to hear that the read-a-thon is going well. Have fun and good luck with the rest of your day!

Megan said...

2 books down - looking good! I read and loved How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff last year. I think I'll have to put this one on my wish list too!

Eva said...

I've read How I Live Now and enjoyed it, so I'll be on the lookout for this one! :)

Callista said...

It's only 4pm here and I won't be doing all 24 hours this time (which I'm mad about) but try to stay awake! Try caffeine!