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I'm A Book Shark

Freelance copyeditor to all amazing self-published and independent authors. Check out my editing page for more information. <3 Mickey is the blogger behind I’m A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she’s a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind, and a book shark was born. Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed, late-twenties, tattooed, entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, wife of husband, mother of reptiles (and a cat and two puppies, all spoiled), student, employee, boss, and (mostly) raw vegan. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. www.imabookshark.com

Currently reading

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World
Dalai Lama XIV, Howard C. Cutler
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
Joseph Bruchac, Kersten Hamilton, Sara Zarr, Mitali Perkins, Mari Mancusi, Stasia Ward Kehoe, Ellen Hopkins, Dave Roman, Don Tate, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Caridad Ferrer, Jessica Lee Anderson, Melissa Walker, Carrie Jones, Charles Benoit, Jo Whittemore, Mariko Tamaki, Jenn
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors
Jenny Baranick
Budget Savvy Diva's Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More
Sara Lundberg
The Edge of Never
J.A. Redmerski
Camouflaged
Selena Laurence
Lie - Caroline Bock I received this ARC ecopy from Net Galley. Here is my honest review:

This book starts off with a quote from The New York Times about "beaner-hopping." This is not something I'd ever heard of before reading this book, and I live in Arizona. It is hardly an act I can wrap my head around, but it just goes to show that there is hate in this world that happens without people even knowing. I can't believe the level of hate and racism we still have in this country.

About the book itself: It is told in first person/present tense with alternating narrators. You hear from Skylar (girlfriend of Jimmy, the attacker), Lisa Marie (Skylar's best friend), Sean (Jimmy's best friend and accomplice), Skylar's father Tommy, Jimmy's father, the school's baseball coach, the school's principal, etc. Readers hear from officers and news reports as well. Jimmy never gets to explain his side of the story, but it's easy to gather from everyone else's accounts. I would have liked to hear from Jimmy, but I mostly wanted to beat him up with a bat instead.

Full review @ imabookshark on 8/29