Jan 07, 15
Read from January 28 to 31, 2014, read count: 2
January 28-31, 2014
It's been a long time since I read this book!! I didn't even remember how it ended!! It's amazing what my brain retains and what it doesn't! It really is a great book though. It even has a moral! Everyone can do something to help others, no matter how pathetic your circumstances may be... I really love Ed Kennedy... I'm so proud of him for all the growth he manages through the story! :) Definitely worth reading!
July 26-27, 2009
It's only been 2 1/2 months since I read this book? WOW, my memory needs HELP! Anyway, I really liked it the second time through. During this reading, I noticed how much swearing there was. I didn't remember that from before.
I think the thing I liked most was seeing Ed grow from a pathetic card-playing, under-aged cab driver who sucks at sex to what he turns into by the end. Gives me hope for myself, I think. I can't tell you how much I identified with Ritchie on this reading... Sad, but true... :P
May 7, 2009
This book was really really good. I THOROUGHLY enjoyed it. 4.5 stars, I think. I've definitely never read anything like it, but it was great.
So, it's about this guy who gets a playing card delivered to his house. The ace of diamonds. And it's got three addresses on it. So he goes to each house and has to do something for the person/people who live there... And it continues for the aces of clubs, spades, and hearts. That description... was really sucky. It was really awesome though.
There's a lot of mystery, quite a bit of action, a lot of feel-good stuff, a bit-o-romance... from a guy's perspective. I've never been inside a boy's head, but I felt like the way Zusak wrote Ed's thoughts (about attraction to girls, kissing, sex, etc.) could REALLY be accurate. Very, very honest and refreshing... (Ed is NOT a macho man at all!) ;)
Anyway, great read. Loved the narrator for the audiobook. Oh, I don't want to forget that part. AUSSIE ACCENT. *SMOKIN'!*