Don't Judge a Book by its Cover #(2022)
- Title: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover
- Author: Robbie Michaels
- ISBN: 9781613727133
- Page: 420
- Format: Paperback
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Review posted at The Armchair Reader.1.5 starsI had high hopes for this book, but ultimately I didn t like it for a variety of reasons, mostly because it needed a lot work before it was ready to be presented to readers If it weren t for the fact that I accepted this for review, I probably would have stopped reading it.Mark is decidedly in the closet He doesn t really have any friends and is a self proclaimed math nerd He meets Bill for the first time when they re forced to unload a truck full o [...]
DNF 30%.Nearly all tell no show Repetitive Boring exposition Stiff and unnatural dialogue Extremely didactic Extremely
Bill was happy My mother was happy And I d seen him naked and hard I was happy too We were all happy The quote above basically describes this book, pretty much in a nutshell It was designed to make us happy everyone in the book was happy, and I am about 99 percent sure the author was happy writing this.It is your typical feel good, social outcast math nerd meets school jock that has it all, and they fall head over heels In this particular book, the social outcast is in the form of Mark, a gay se [...]
The first half was really gooden it turned really ridiculous All those adults butting into Bill s parents lives and they both accepted that Mark s father has a stern talk with Bill s abusive father and he suddenly decides to leave his wife and son, not to mention his entire life, behind Then there was the silliness that was the presentation about bullying at school, the principal getting suspended, the protests that Mark s parents arrangee second half just keeps going like this Maybe the author [...]
So This book is written two thirds like a journal, with scarce conversations In fact, I think it would have served the story better to have this in a journal or diary form I personally would have loved dialog and interaction between the MC s Because of the lack of getting to know you dialog, the relationship between the MC s just sort of was They found out both of them are gay, and just got together I mean from zero to ninety in a heartbeat From a tentative sort of friendship to an established [...]
I liked the tone of Mark s narration it was simplistic and OMG in a lot of places, but fit with the perspective you might expect from a teenage boy I do get very tired of 40 year old attitudes and opinions coming out of teenage mouths in some YA books And overall, I thought the plot was creative, and made a sincere effort to address several issues affecting teens and families alcoholism, domestic abuse, bullying, the vulnerability of those hiding a family secret But the plot devolved in several [...]
Sorry, couldn t finish this one I am not a fan of the writing style for this book at allo rambling and although it s written in that 1st person POV and as if he s truly telling the story, I think that s what hurt it for me Telling instead of showing I wanted to like this and struggled through the first 7 chapters and am calling it quits, sorry.
I really wanted to like this book but there wasn t enough dialog between the MC s, we got a whole lot of tell and not enough show, there isn t any conclusion to the bullying story, who did it There was a lot that went on and at the end everything was perfect.
What a perfect title for a novel exploring preconceptions, and the idea that not everyone is what they seem Who would have guessed, for instance, that invisible Mark Miller would turn out to be such a force to be reckoned with Certainly no one had any idea that Bill Cromwell, one of the most popular guys in the school, is actually broken inside Yet, when these two very different boys are thrown together one Saturday morning whilst helping out at school, they forge an unexpected bond and unearth [...]
Mark Mitchell isn t one of the popular guys in school He s not a total pariah, but he s a bit of a nerd and not even the slightest bit athletic His plan is to just do what he needs to do to get through high school and not make any waves until then On one cold morning when Mark is volunteered to help unload the chocolate orders for a class fundraiser, he s a bit surprised to be working with Bill Cromwell Bill s probably the most popular guy in school, and he s incredibly sexy Mark manages to get [...]
This is a really cute YA book Loved it
Mark and Bill are high school students who are in different social circles at school Bill is a jock and Mr Popular, while Mark is an unpopular gay nerd Bill s car dies at school on a very cold and snowy night, and Mark invites him to stay at his house When they are together it it revealed surprise surprise Bill is gay Well, the two main characters have a chance to be together, and then the weather clears enough for Bill to get a new battery for his car and drive home.The balance of the story is [...]
Mr Michaels has crafted a wonderful story of coming of age, of coming to yourself Two boys becoming men are thrown together from seemingly divergent paths in life to find they have much in common than they could possibly believe With the support of Mark s family and the community Bill and his mother are rescued from an abusive relationship The two soon become than just friends and soon discover about themselves and their community than either could have expected A great page turner from start [...]
I have to say I really liked the first half of the novel in the second half though, too many amazingly happy outcomes and unbelievably lucky encounters coupled with strong moral messaging spoiled things for me.
When a snow storm ends up marooning athletic Bill Cromwell, the most popular boy in school, at the home of and in the bed of Mark Mitchell, a gay boy who s made an art of being invisible, a sweet and unlikely relationship is born.That s the beginning of this book s scenario and it is charming and an intriguing bit of wish fulfillment The story is told in the first person with Mark as the narrator and voice actor Michael Stellman is a great choice whose voice fits the main character well The narr [...]
Title Don t Judge a Book by It s CoverAuthor Robbie MichaelsPublisher Harmony Ink PressISBN 978 1 61372 713 3Buy Link dreamspinnerpress storReviewer Teresa Fallen AngelBlurb The Most Popular Guy in the School Book One High school can be some of the best years of life and some of the toughest Mark Mitchell s strategy for surviving is to emulate the mighty turtle pull back inside his protective shell and keep a low profile to avoid trouble And it works nobody bothers him Of course, nobody really k [...]
While it s common for young adult literature to be didactic and guide readers to some sort of truth, this book has all the subtlety of a charging rhino The messages readers are supposed to take away come in the form of stiff monologues that get redundant by the second or third page But it s not just the redundant sentences in each speech the characters often spend five or six pages describing to another character everything that happened in the last few chapters It makes both the story and the c [...]
3.5 StarsI loved the plot of this novel, but there were a few things that did not sit well with me The story stars Mark Mitchell and Bill Cromwell Mark is an outcast in his high school since he pulls back and tries to fly under the radar and that actually works for him No one knows who he is or if he even exists Bill Cromwell is the opposite of Mark He s popular, outgoing, athletic and handsome What do they have in common They are both gay teens with unique families When the two meet one day, th [...]
This isn t just a poorly executed narrative that had some real potential, based on the turn of events which unfold Rather, the portions in which both MCs share anti harassment messages are problematic, and should not have been allowed Having characters say things like So what if someone s checking you out in the locker room Just feel flattered No one s going to jump you is not an anti harassment message It s uninformed, ineffective, and downright dangerous A speaker s bullhorn in the wrong hands [...]
I was excited to get this book when it came off a hold, but it was not what I expected There was too much detail, and things were often repeated For example, the main character described the demonstration at the school, and then right after, his mom described it again for the cameras The dialogue between Bill and the main character did not exactly seem believable for a couple of high school kids.When the main character met some kid in the weight room and talked to him, I could feel like there wa [...]
Don t Judge a Book by It s Cover by Robbie Michaels is about the highs and lows, the ups and downs of high school life, for Mark it s about avoiding the crowd, for Bill, it s about finding his Together the boys find themselves in each other When Marks Dad volunteers him for some extra credit works he meets Bill, Bill is a jock the total opposite to Mark, but you know what they say Opposites attract a snowy night, a dead car, and a closed road, will change these boys life forever Bill stands up f [...]
Tiresome read There s so much that happens in what seems to be a short time with these boys and so much of it just seems unrealistic I like both of the MC s but the story drags with so many events that just don t seem to lead to a conclusion of any kind I m not sure if this is because the story actually spans 3 books or I just can t feel the story I just keep reading and thinking OK alreadyt to the point This isn t a good feeling when I ve still got 2 books to read This book reads like diary ent [...]
Don t judge a book by its first chapters I really loved the first third of this book It s a beautiful heartbreaking love story that brought tears to my eyes 5 stars for this part of the story After that the story became totally unrealistic It was an odd experience readings this part 1 star The last third is quite okay again, although it is pretty eventless and partially even boring 3 stars.Not sure if I ll read the other books of this series.
stopped reading on page 170 not long after I started skipping pages There were things I was willing to overlook because I liked the story but when things started adding up especially toward the ending I decided to stop reading, even though there were only a few pages left when they actually went to see the mother of the stewardess who then seems to be willing to rent her apartment to them out of the blue that was the last straw for me.
a bit of happily ever after quality to it On the other hand, it s nice to read a story like this now and then, even if it does have than a bit of a fairy tale quality to it I ve read a lot of books I liked better, but I don t regret having read this one.
This book really does have a good message about helping others in trouble, about not turning a blind eye to bullying Unfortunately, the message comes across as clunky and heavy handed I found the dialogue completely unrealistic, particularly though not limited to the teenagers Still, it had a nice, though kind of ridiculous, ending and the romance was sweet.
Great potential not realised.
The author has one of the two high school students sounding like a Harvard educated professor doing a lot of preaching out of a PFLAG brochure.
Not too bad, a nice read The whole thing was a bit to fast and easy On to the sequel
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