Audiobook Flash Reviews

My new job has a bit of a commute…which means more time for listening to audiobooks!  I’ve been listening to them a lot recently, so I thought I’d do some flash reviews of some of the ones I’ve gone through.
The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot

I’ve been meaning to read this for awhile, so I’m glad I finally got around to experiencing the story. The story wasn’t exactly to my liking (things were a bit too overdramatic and Mia was fairly clueless a lot of the time), but I can definitely see the appeal of this series, and there were a lot of pop culture references that I enjoyed. I vaguely remember this movie…the book is absolutely nothing like it!

The Adoration of Jenna Fox – Mary E. Pearson

I wasn’t too interested in the story…the sci-fi aspect of this tale was kind of boring to me, and I think I would have been more interested if it was just about a girl waking up from an accident and having amnesia, without all the high-tech future stuff thrown in. However, I kept listening to it because I really liked the reader. For example, she formed sentences (when Jenna is learning to converse with people again) in ways I know as a reader I would not have, and I thought it was really well done!

Deenie – Judy Blume

I’m sort of back and forth on how I feel about Judy Blume. I love the kinds of stories she has published, but I haven’t really loved any of the specific stories I’ve read of hers. However, I did like Deenie. I have scoliosis, and my experience with finding out was very similar to Deenie’s, so I really related. I also love that Blume added masturbation into this story…it is a normal, important part of growing up, but it is so often avoided that it was great to hear it so casually added into this tale.

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