Monday, April 6, 2009

In Which Rochelle Fails at BEDA... my suck level is HUGE right now!!! I totally didn't get a post in yesterday!!! Now, its true that I could post-date this blog and make it look like I posted yesterday...but I don't want to lie to you guys or jeopardize the integrity of BEDA. So I'm just going to do two blog posts today. plan for yesterday was to do a featured YA author. I chose E. Lockhart. It is no secret that I love her books. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is one of my favorite books I've read this year. E. Lockhart has also written several other books including the Roo series (The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, etc.), Dramarama, and Fly on the Wall. I have read all of the E. Lockhart books that we have in our system and I think that she is one of the best YA authors being published today. Frankie Landau-Banks was a beautifully written book about a girl growing up and learning about love. The Roo series is similar, except that Roo becomes a leper and has no friends, no boyfriend, and no way of fixing her problems. She sees a shrink, she deals with a skeezy ex-boyfriend and a heinous ex-best friend. The books are wonderful though. You feel sorry for Roo, and you understand her actions, but at the same time you are shaking your head wondering why she hasn't clued in yet. But she is believable!!! That is my favorite kind of character. One who is not perfect, who is flawed, who learns about life, and who is a better person in the end.

E. Lockhart has a wonderful ability to write about characters who are easy to relate to. I could have been Roo in high school. Actually, except for the tons of men, I was Roo in high school! E. Lockhart is definitely an author you should check out. If you love her books you can also find her on the web. She has a hilarious blog that you can find here and if you use twitter you can now follow her there as well.


Anonymous said...

Ha! I caught you! LOL!

I guess we can forgive you this one time...