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Howdy YAL!

I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies. 

Don't Expect Magic

Don't Expect Magic - Kathy McCullough Okay, I really, really, tried to get into this one, but I couldn't. It had a cute setup. I mean, the whole f.g. thing seemed pretty cool, but it sort of failed on it's face. It might have been in part due to my instant dislike to Delaney. I get that she's been through a lot and McCullough was trying to depict her in a realistic manner, but I just couldn't warm up to her. She just came off as very immature. And yes, I know she's a teen, but I wanted to shake her a couple of times through the book. Case in point, I know she didn't like Dr. Hank, but she should've brought him to her mother's bedside when her mom asked her to. And I just thought the tough girl act came across a little contrived throughout the book. Props I will give this book, I loved the fact that this book wasn't all fluff. That a lot of it dealt with Delaney coming to terms with her new reality. That was rather refreshing. And I thought McCullough's work was easy to read, it was just that Delaney......Click here for full review: http://yalbookbriefs.blogspot.com/2012/02/dont-expect-magic-kathy-mccullough.html