Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Whole Sky Full of Stars by Rene Saldana

Barry and Alby have been best friends since kindergarten, and now Alby is in trouble with loan sharks but doesn't feel he can tell Barry about it. He does, however, feel he can exploit Barry's boxing talent by conning him into fighting in a cage match and acting as his manager so they can split the money.
Even though this is a super skinny book and a quick read, it didn't hold my interest enough to finish it. The two main characters are so broadly drawn -- Alby's a weasel, Barry's a ridiculously stand-up guy trying to help his mom since his dad died -- that it wasn't worth the time. NAY.


At February 3, 2008 at 5:13 AM , Blogger Carol K said...

I finished the book. It was a straightforward story of good choices vs bad. The end was preachy. Would be an OK choice for a "character educ." read but not an award winner. NAY


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