Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

Paper Covers Rock is a story of boys at a preparatory school dealing with the death of their close friend. The main character struggles with guilt from witnessing his death, fear of being discovered for some of the things that happened that day, and love that he cannot attain. His friends try to cover the truth as best as possible, but things start to get out of control. This is the story of one boys journey to discovering who he is, and when he needs to stand up for what he believes in. He must align himself to a path that he approves of, and stop living by other peoples standards.

This was an average book, it had some good points and an interesting writing style was used where the author switched to prose, but it was also very confusing. The plot line was choppy, and while the author tried to create suspense, she usually just created a communication error that detracted from the plot. It also seemed somewhat unrealistic, as though the author was writing from an adult perspective,not from the perspective of a teenage boy. It just didn't have a natural flow to it, as you hope novels would. The topic was very interesting though, and I like how the author pursued it so intently. It gave an interesting insight to the reactions of death, which made it intriguing.

Reviewer Age:16

Reviewer City, State and Country: Minnetonka, Minnesota United States