Sunday, June 28, 2015

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs - OPTIONAL

Combs, Sarah Breakfast Served Anytime, 261 pgs. Candlewick Press, 2014. $16.99. Language: R (50+ swears, 0 “f” ; Mature Content: PG; Violence: G. 

Gloria has been chosen to attend “Geek Camp” at the University of Kentucky for the summer. She enrolls in a session called “Secrets of the Written Word”, which is a small group of 4 students whom Professor X has asked not to bring technology of any form. Gloria meets and bonds with her roommate and her classmates, even the boy who annoys her.

This book is about relationships but none of them feel very realistic. Gloria labels everyone immediately and not often flatteringly but becomes instantly close to her classmates and her beauty contest contestant roommate. The characters seem token (mysterious professor, lesbian classmate) and the few issues are dealt with too briefly. This could have been a good book for students looking for a gentle story but the amount of swearing will put them off.

HS – OPTIONAL. SGH – Librarian

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