Teen Book Club Swear to Howdy by Wendelin Van Draanen Buy book: $10.69 Van Draanen delivers her most compelling book yet--a thought-provoking look at the boundaries of friendship and what it really means to be a true friend.
Agh...that was not..pleasent. The first bit was alright but when they got to the bit about..yeah..it went sort of..gag. I am trying to explain it without sounding so illiterate, yet I am not succeeding. Anyway, I think this book would go over better with boys then with girls, even though I don't mean to stereotype.
I really think this could be a funny book. Maybe the humour is a bit sophomoric, but come on, what do you expect from two young-adult males as main characters?? I really think my little brother (12 yrs old) would like it, but I think a true, good reader can look past the gross-out humour to the story.
Yeah, I'm 12, and I know the boys at my school would love a book like this. I, however, just don't really like that kind of humor, where it's gross sort of humor, I prefer regular things that just mae you lauh out loud. Ex: Has anyone ever read Son of the Mob? I absolutely adore that book, it's the funniest thing I've ever read!
I totally agree with you, Lindsay. Also by the author is the Sammy Keyes series. I used to like these books, but I started reading them in fifth grade (I'm in ninth now), and Sammy is still in seventh grade! Her writing has definately gone down the drain. For a good read, try The Garden or the Daughters of the Moon series.
I have not read this book, but I agree that the sammy keyes books are really good books and I think that she should keep writing them. I think the Wendelin Van Draanen is good writer but I have not read any of her resent books so I am juging this on the sammy keyes books try reading them and maybe you will change you mind about Wendelin Van Draanen I will be shure to read this new book though
This message has been edited by chapteraday on Feb 19, 2005 10:10 AM
I just thought I'd mention this! While the book *does* have some odd humour, the character descriptions are very well done, and you can get a pretty good feel of even small character..or..well.people who have a lesser part in the story. Sorry, I forgot the word for it.
One of the girls dies!?!?!?!? That is an odd, sick twist I wouldn't have thought of. This book gives the impression of being a comedy! Yuck.
Anyway, I have! I recently read "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "A Wrinkle in Time". I loved both of them! Also, I just read a lot of the Georgia Nicholson series which was very good,even if a little bit of the humor was bit crude.
Todays read was gross also. I would hate to take a sip out of a coke and find a bug sitting in there. I would think I was about to die. A girl dies? Now that is it, I will read tomarrows section and then just stop. I really think this book is quite strange.
I cannot believe that Joey put bugs in everyones cup. I wouldn't blame the father to walk home, because after that I would want to get home as quick as possible also. This section was a cliff hanger and I thought that was pretty interesting, because I kind of wanted to find out what will happen next, untill I remembered what I have been reading.
hello even though this is on the swear to howdy book, i just wanted to say that the book FLIPPED has been the absolute best book ive ever read it is outstanding and i i rated it id give it a 14 out of 10!!!!!i 110% advides this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!