Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bored Now: 3 Willows by Ann Brashares

Bored Now

Bored Now is my new quickie posts about which books I just couldn't finish. I get a ton of books from the library and half of them I don't make it through. So, in case you're wondering "What ever happened to the review for ...?" after seeing my Library Loot posts, this might help. :)

And, in case you didn't already know, "Bored now." is a quote from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Doppelgangland, spoken by the Vampire Willow from an alternate universe. Hence, the picture above.

I snapped this one up at the library the moment it became available since I'd really enjoyed the Sisterhood books, but I made it to chapter six of this unabridged audiobook edition when I abandoned it. I just didn't care about the characters, the story, any of it. At all. I started it while putting together a cube of drawers a la Ikea, but I reached a point where it was better to just put them together without listening to anything than to continue with the book! It just became background noise, and not even good background noise at that. Part of the problem was the reader, who had an almost nasal voice and spoke so oddly it made me wonder if English were not her first language. It was all just very odd.

summer is a time to grow

Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.


Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all. . .


Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products.
It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood.

Come grow with them.


Anonymous said...

This does indeed sound like a different sort of book, but I think I would enjoy reading it. I'll check my public library. Sometimes I listen to audio books, too, but I still prefer to sit down with a real book and read with my own eyes.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis

Well it's good tho know that this book isn't like the others.
I ck it out at Barnes and read the back to give it another chance but I really don't like the cover at all.
Thanks for the info on this book!!

Zara said...

Sorry you didn't like it...Anne Brashares is usually good. :( (Also, I like the "Bored Now" quote. I know the feeling.)

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