This book is the first in the series, Pauline, btw. It is
written in a new format, as Pauline is recording her story
as a novel, which she may want to try to publish. As school
lets out for the summer after 6th grade, Pauline decides to
devote her summer to writing her novel. She has lots to say,
about her friends, family, and a certain boy named Yoshi.
Her parents had divorced, and her mother has started dating
again, while her father is busy painting pictures of old
shoes. As her life becomes more and more complicated, she
realizes that writing your life story, however hard it might
be, is actually easier than living your own life.
I did not enjoy this book as much as I thought I would.
It did not have a very filling story line, and felt like
just a chapter in a bigger novel. I was pleased to see that
her problems greatly resembled the problems of the pre-teens
and teens of today. It was an interesting book, but it was
written as a first-time novelist might write, with many
notations such as, Zane says I need to unveil hidden truths,
so I shall in the next chapter. Rather than a novel, it was
written more in Diary format, with chapter headings instead
of dates. I wouldn't recommend this as a first-choice book,
but rather as a book to read in-between trips to the library.
Rating (0 - 10 scale): 6
Reviewer City, State and Country: Boothwyn, PA USA