Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just Call My Name by Holly Sloan - OPTIONAL

Sloan, Holly Goldberg  Just Call My Name,  328p. Little, Brown and Company, 2014.   $18.00. Language: G (2  swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG-13 (drinking, implied sex); Violence: PG-13

Clarence is in jail and Sam and Riddle are living safe with the girl who helped rescue them - and who is now Sam’s girlfriend.  But there seems to be no end to their problems.  Emily has problems at work, which are only complicated when Destiny, a tiny whirlwind who uses sex to get everything she wants, blows into town and decides that Emily’s job and also her boyfriend should be hers.  Sam has lived in hiding with his psychotic father for so long that he doesn’t have any tools to resist Destiny.  Add in Clarence, the psychotic father, has escaped from prison, determined to claim his boys and blow out of town.  The whole situation is recipe for disaster.

While Sloan keeps everything pretty clean, the implied action is very mature.  While I see the purpose behind Destiny as a force within the novel, that doesn’t mean I have to like her one bit; she is way over the top predator-y.  It is certainly action-packed, but I was disappointed that the action took such a mature turn. 

Cindy - Library Teacher 

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