Friday, July 06, 2007

The Decoding of Lana Morris by Laura and Tom Mcneal

Lana Morris is 16 and living in a world full of confusion. She lives in a foster house full of mentally handicapped teenagers, her evil foster mother, and her foster father (who she thinks she might have feelings for.) She so badly wants to know where she fits in, that she'll do about anything. That is until she discovers a drawing book. The drawing books includes 13 blank pages that seem to hold magical powers. Lana finds that whatever she draws on the paper comes true, and whatever she erases may change peoples lives.

I really enjoyed the basic idea of the book, but I felt like the authors didn't really focus on the whole point of the book, and that is the magical drawing papers. It seems like the authors wasted a lot of the magical papers throughout the book. Instead of making Lana go crazy and try to change the world. She barely touched the magical papers, and I felt like it really wasn't enough. I just wish that the authors had included more wishes from Lana Morris.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 7

Reviewer Age: 18
Reviewer City, State and Country: Dundee, Oregon USA