In the back of one of my journals are reviews of books read by me, written by my 15 year-old self. I was clearly vacillating between the “greatest books everyone should read” list and the YA section of the library.
Here’s one page:
Salem’s Lot Stephen King
If you like vampires read this. This also has about 40 characters and I could never remember who was who. It was also very long. It didn’t hold my attention well. [3 stars]
Too Young to Die Lurlene McDaniel
Everything’s going great for Melissa until she gets cancer. [4 stars]
Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Stowe
This is possibly the worst piece of literature I have ever read. Harriet Beech Stowe writes as though she is talking to a two year old. Bleech. I couldn’t finish it. [1 star]
East of Eden. John Steinbeck
Good book. [4 stars] Too hard to give a summary on. Too much happening.
Angel Dust Blues. Todd Strausser.
I like this guy. He makes things seem so real. About a rich kid who becomes a drug dealer. And who gets caught. [4 stars]