Saturday, August 30, 2014
Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom, by Susin Nielsen
Violet is the type of kid who's always getting into trouble. The appeal of the book is supposed to center around her mishaps. For me, that only works part of the time. Violet is stubborn and a bit cruel, and her issues (which include a mild case of OCD that lies largely uncommented-upon throughout the story) can be a bit hard to take. So, the humor (such as it is) has a dark side. I'll give the book points for being lively and original, but the meanness of so much of the story detracted from my enjoyment.