Friday, February 18, 2011

Books Talking

My Most Excellent Year by Steve Klugar

Fabulous romantic comedy filled with an interesting take on a boy coming out of the closet, broadway shows, the BoSox and Mary Poppins. Just a wonderful read from beginning to end.  As a 7-12 librarian I feel like I read some of the same stories over and over again when looking at the latest realistic fiction.  This one had some of those characters, but Klugar put it together in a matchless way.  It never slowed and there are definitely some completely memorable characters, interactions and dialogue, articles, constructions, etc...  Who could forgot Hucky Harper giving signs at the baseball game, the fact that everyone knew Augie was gay before he knew, or the relationship between T.C.'s father and his guidance counselor.  Please pick this one up and give it a chance.  It's certainly worth it.

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