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I'm Prodhi...you can call me Prod.
I'm a YA reader/reviewer/ other than that, I'm a nutcase gone awry. Yes, I'm insane so to speak:) I'd say I'm a girl next door, but I'm much better off without a Pinocchio nose, thank you very much. I'm a pretty fun chica, I guess. I also realize that this About Me section doesn't do the three dimensions of my character justice. Or four. Or five. Or six. Oh shooh!

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...Book I'm reading now

Not Like You by Deborah Davis

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    Thursday, August 13, 2009
    Blogger Spotlight: Scarlett Haines from From the Heart
    I'm sorry for being such a horrible blogger. I had sooo many tests and homework that it's inhuman. But hopefully this week will be less hectic:)
    Today we have Scarlett from her blog From the Heart. Visit her blog here: http://scarlettfromtheart.blogspot.com

    Tell us something about your blog.
    It's a relatively new blog called From The Heart.

    Three tips to fellow book bloggers.
    1. Get out there and contact other bloggers!
    2. Have fun while creating your blog.
    3. Make sure you like what you put on your blog.

    Do you think writers and their books should be treated leniently if the writer has taken the effort to personally ensure the sending of the review copy to the reviewer?
    I think that they should be given a good and honest review of their books. If you don't like something say why, but try to put a positive spin on some things. In the end it's just about being honest.

    Enough seriousness. Rapid fire round! Three words to describe you and three more to describe your blog.
    Me: happy, intelligent, caring Blog: Fun, interesting, unique

    Three books that are on your mind right now.
    EyeLeash by Jess C Scott
    Extras by Scott Westerfeld
    Wake by Lisa McMann

    What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?
    Filled an entire bathtub with jelly and took a 'jelly bath'

    A person had to take over the world. Even though we know it's gonna be me, who would you rather it was?
    Probably Lisa Simpson because she'd still let us read books

    Dream fictional boyfriend, and why?
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say I would love to date Dave the laugh from the Georgia Nicolson series, he's cute and he's utterly hilarious. I just think he would be so fun to be around.

    The sky just fell and monster-sized Chicken Littles took over the city. Write a five-sentence review on this incident.
    It's a most unfortunate day today, the sky actually did fall. I'm not too worried about this as I am indeed still alive, which is a totally good sign. However, not such a fan of the monster-sized Chicken Littles that have taken over the city, definitely not a strong point. Overalll, it's not too bad of an event but if you can I would definitely give it a miss.
    That was great! Now you bloggers, be nice and go give her blog a visit--it's awesome!

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    WorDissection: Peeled by Joan Bauer

    Did I like it? Yes.
    You'll love it if you liked: Stories about journalism and sticking through it despite the obstacles.
    Aura: Light
    Read If: You're looking for something to breeze through.
    Narration: First Person
    Main Character: Hildy Biddle, high schooler.
    Themes: Journalism, Overcoming Obstacles, Death, Propaganda
    Plot: 7.5/10
    Narration: 8.5/10
    Characterization: 7.5/10
    Overall: 8/10
    Did I get bored anywhere? Slightly when I felt the plot needed more grounding.
    Did any part confuse me? Nope.
    Line/ Page Skippability: 3/10.
    Writing Style: Average sentences, Informal, Smart.
    Uniqueness: 8/10
    Predictability: 1.5/10
    Ending: Inspiring
    Reading priority: Read
    Reading duration: Fast readers-Approx. 5 hours, Slow readers- Approx 7 days.
    The orchard-growing community of Banesville, New York, is known as The Happiest Town in the Happy Apple Valley. But the sleepy town is stricken with hysteria and fear after a series of spooky happenings, and then a death occurs near the abandoned Ludlow House. As Pen Piedmont, the editor of the local paper, publishes fear-mongering headlines, high-school reporter Hildy determines to find the true story behind the incidents and settle her community’s growing unrest. Although there are several puzzling incidents at the story’s center (Is there a plot against Banesville’s citizens? If so, who’s involved?), readers will be most drawn by Hildy’s growing excitement, relayed in her own strong, witty voice, as she learns from a cantankerous, demanding mentor what it takes to be a journalist. Hildy’s romance with a fellow student feels underdeveloped, and the object of her affection is a bit too good to be true. But Bauer’s gleeful wordplay, her sure sense of setting, the details of newspaper life, and the many colorful side characters make this a pleasurable read that may encourage teens to consider deeper questions about family farms, urban sprawl, and the many who profit from public fear.
    WordVore Prod's Review:
    I enjoyed reading Peeled. Hildy was an inspirational character—someone you can look up to without much hesitation. She’s strong, focused and headstrong, yet she shows enough vulnerability to make her seem real. She pursues her passion with such integrity that it makes the reader want to push his or her own boundaries when it comes to putting in effort. Hildy doesn’t conform; she strays and creates. Her fearlessness is exemplary, the way she deals with issues like death and betrayal even more so. Baker Polton is one of those try-harder advisors who aren’t easy to please but once pleased, can give others the sense of accomplishment. Characters were realistic and grounded, and there were no extravagant fly-abouts in characterization or premise. The book holds entertainment value and it was a smooth read. The writing style is absolutely commendable and is able to impress readers. I loved how the fear-and-propaganda mechanism of past and present were presented in a lighter view.
    What I did have a problem was with the slight hollowness of the plot. A little more substance and meaning would have been better, because at times it felt that maybe the story would end up nowhere. Deeper portrayal of relationships would be great to read, but maybe it would’ve killed the phrase “light read” that is attached to Peeled.
    Overall, it was a fun read that I breezed through. It’s a must read if you want to pursue a career of journalism.

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