Thursday, June 11, 2009

June 5, 09 Quaking by Kathryn Erskine

I'm guessing you probably haven't heard of Quaking. Also, side note: I think greetings on every blog post might get annoying. What do you think?

Ahem, anyways, Quaking is about a goth 14 year old named Matt who had a physically abusive father and her mother died because of him. She's being relocated for the millionth time to a Quaker family. There are also issues with pranks against religious groups that are for peace in the area. Could Matt, after slowly growing to love this new family lose them forever?

Quaking was not a favorite of mine. The writing was bland, and Matt's gothness just seemed like a way to make possible readers more intrigued with the book. The peace issues were interesting. There was really no plot and the writing and characters didn't make up for it. I would label this book as children, not YA. Overall, I didn't enjoy it very much. Two and a half stars.


1 comment:

  1. I like the cover of this book, but the plot seems not for me. I haven't been in the mood to read much that deals with just regular old sad life.