Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review: The 10PM Question by Kate de Goldi

Goodreads: Twelve-year-old Frankie Parsons is a talented kid with a quirky family, a best friend named Gigs, and a voice of anxiety constantly nibbling in his head: Could that kidney-shaped spot on his chest be a galloping cancer? Are the smoke alarm batteries fast? Has his cat, The Fat Controller, given them all worms? Only Ma, who never leaves home, takes Frankie's worries seriously. But then, it is Ma who is the cause of the most troubling question of all, the one Frankie can never being himself to ask. When a new girl arrives at school -- a daring free spirit with unavoidable questions of her own -- Frankie's carefully guarded world begins to unravel, leading him to a painful confrontation with the ultimate 10p.m. question.

Kritters Thoughts: A short little read that was interesting, but just didn't hit me right. A story of a boy trying to find himself. He realizes that his family isn't perfect and how that affects who he is and will become.

I can't pinpoint where exactly I didn't fall in love with this book - but for some reason, I just didn't enjoy. To keep it short and simple, I think there is an audience for it, but maybe not an adult female, maybe this book is more for a younger male audience - so I would send this book off to that group.

Rating: not such a good read

Pages: 187

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