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Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
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Jul 01, 09

bookshelves: first-reads, read-in-2009
Recommended to Cathy by: GoodReads giveaway
Read in May, 2009

The very first thing I noticed is that physically this book is very readable. As I get older, some fonts and layouts are just too hard on my eyes; I've actually had to put books down recently because I couldn't take the design. I saw right away, with relief, that this book has a dark print, nicely spaced, on bright white pages. Also, the chosen serif font leads nicely into the conversational style of the book.

The book was very easy to get into. The main characters are quite relatable and felt real. There are serious troubles in this family and every member is trying to do their best to cope, not always gracefully. Generally, I think teens who like fantasy will enjoy this book, but there are some very serious themes that would cause me to recommend it primarily to older teens.
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Reading Progress

05/21/2009 page 48
17.14% "Devastating portrait of a family whose youngest of 3 kids is deeply affected by autism. Plus teen angst."

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