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If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko
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Feb 06, 2009

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Read in February, 2009

Light, quick read which gently deals with some tough topics.
Told in alternate chapters - from first person perspective of Kirsten, then third person perspective inside Walk's head. At first I thought this was a worlds-collide story along the lines of "Perfect Chemistry" (which I haven't read yet, but have on hold), but it turns out not so much. I enjoyed seeing Walk's perspective of Kirsten (and upper-class white society in general). A little cliched, but plays with those stereotypes as well. There's a lot packed into this bouncy read. Some of the villains were a bit too villainous, but did soften a bit toward the end. I did appreciate that the "big secret" wasn't quite as cliched as you expect it to be. Kinda wish Choldenko's done first person for both characters, and wish the cover skewed a bit more androgynous so I could sell it more easily to boys. I love the Walk content.
And the more I think and talk about it, the more I like it. It's twisty in a way you don't expect.

And that is my scattered review for the day. ;)

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