Jars of Glass

Reader: Annika M
Age: 13
Title: Jars of Glass
Author: Brad Barkley & Heather Hepler
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pub Date: 10/?/08
Galley: Yes
Nominate for Teens’ Top 10: No
Recommend: Yes
How would you convince someone to read the book: I would say you can easily relate to the characters because of how they think, which makes it more interesting.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: The most compelling aspect would probably be the writing style. The writing is supposed to be thoughts, so in exciting parts it's written with almost no periods, and in mellower parts, it’s really plainly written.
Comments: I really, really liked the ending. In most books, they have a very clear ending, which can ruin the "flow." Or, they can end really abruptly. In this book, you know it’s going to end soon, but instead of a clear ending, they wind it down slowly. Nothing special happens in the end. It’s like a really good cliffhanger.
Did you finish: Yes
Were you disappointed with the book at all: I wasn't dissapointed.
Did the cover tempt you and/or reflect the contents: The cover did tempt me to pick up the book. It had lots of color, and it's pretty unique (i.e, other covers are mostly pictures of people or drawings).There is a part of the book about sea glass kept in jars, so it does reflect the contents. Age Range: 12-13, 14-15
Quality: 4Q Better than most

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