professornana (professornana) wrote,

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I located my ARC of the recently disgraced HOW OPAL MEHTA GOT KISSED GOT WILD AND GOT A LIFE when I was doing some much needed weeding last month. It has taken me a while to get around to reading it as it was not as much a priority as doing the reading for my Quick Picks meetings at ALA in New Orleans. However, a nice thunderstorm this afternoon gave me a window to read this maligned novel. I cannot speak to the plagiarism and much has already been written about the passages that were lifted almost verbatim. But...what was all the hoopla to begin with, folks? I mean, it was a fun read, a little diversion, but stellar, ground breaking, and all that jazz? I mean, it's not all that and a bag of chips.

I enjoyed reading about Opal and her plan to get into Harvard. What I still do not understand is why the author was lauded as the next coming. It is a well written and nicely plotted story, but it is not oh, let's say a Printz candidate.

Anyhow, now I can find a safe place to put the book which might be worth some money as a curiosity some day, I guess.

Back to reading some fresh stuff next week as I head off to San Angelo........

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