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Zero by Tom Leveen
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Jun 19, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: my-favs, tom-leveen-novels
Read from May 18 to 21, 2012 — I own a copy

"But we're only going around once, you know? I mean, we're not going to be able to do this when we're twenty-five, thirty. Forty. If we're gonna screw up, let's do it now while we still can."---Mike

I have never been so JEALOUS, completely drenched in jealousy, for a book character's life or lives as I am of Zero and Mike. Youth hands people a blank slate, or for the sake of Zero and Salvador Dali's love of art, a blank canvas to paint their lives any which way the wind blows them. Young people are handed blank canvas after blank canvas for smudges, spills, mistakes due to coloring/living outside the lines, redos, do-overs, personality makeovers, experimentation, and infinite opportunities to love freely and innocently, without any inhibitions that the world places on love. AAHHH----but the trunk load of blank canvases dwindle as age and time steal them away--and one day, the youth wakes up and finally realizes that he or she is handed one last canvas to hang on the wall---their legacy in living color---a life painting that cannot be changed. So while you still have what seems like an endless supply of blank white canvases and an infinity of time---spend every moment on yourself.

"Just up and go and to hell with everyone else. Be young, have fun, and seize the day."---Zer0

LOVED, LOVED this book----it is a keeper in my own personal library. Tom Leveen is now one of my favs!!!

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“Friends are how God apologizes for your family."---Mike”
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05/18/2012 page 1
0.0% ""One thing, at least, is certain: everything, absolutely everything that I shall say here is entirely my own fault.---Salvador Dali"

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message 1: by Laura (new) - added it

Laura I love this review, Janfra! I will check this one out ASAP! :)

message 2: by J (new) - rated it 5 stars

J @Laura, thanks for compliment-----I taught junior high 7th grade wiring for 17 years and I can be pretty cheesy!!! LOL.

message 3: by J (new) - rated it 5 stars

J Plan to order Party by Leveen's this week.

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