Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Chasing Tail Lights by Patrick Jones

I have to say that I'm disappointed about this title. I really wanted to like it! I was a little confused throughout (it took me 2 chapters to figure out the race of the main character) but it did get a little better towards the end. I'm sorry, Patrick, you're great, but this book could be so much better! I give it a NAY.


At August 20, 2007 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Ms. Zandra said...

I'm happy to read that I am not the only one disappointed with this title. I originally voted "maybe" because I thought I might be negative about this title because I took exception to how my hometown was portrayed. On second thought, I change my vote to NAY because I really don't think this one is award worthy.

At August 25, 2007 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Anne Keller said...

I am taking the opposite and saying a huge YAY. I really loved this book, the character, and especially the ending. I think Christy is a great YA character and deals with some heavy issues. It reminds me of Chris Cruther's work and you can tell that the author has insider knowledge of Flint. I just couldn't put this book down. Maybe I am in the minority but I give it a big YAY. I will be interested to see what other people think. Anne

At December 10, 2007 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Janice Heilman said...

I really love it when books have a little bit of a surprise at the end - and this one certainly did. I liked it - YAY for me for now - have to see how everything else is.

btw - check out Zandra's shout out (Patrick thanking her) in the acknowledgements at the beginning of the book.

At December 30, 2007 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I'll saying nay for the same reasons as zandra (nice to see your name in it, though!) and patty. I also thought that it lacked a timeless quality, had too much hipster lingo, and was a little self-serving with the library and YA lit references.


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