Jeffrey Salane

Book ReviewLawless

Reviewer's Rating: 
I don't need my money back but I'm willing to prop a door open with this one.
Scholastic Press, 2013

I gave this book to my 10 year old daughter for Christmas and at first, she seemed to be doing well, and then a quarter of the way in, she stopped completely. Curious, I asked her not to tell me about the book (we normally talk shop on the books we are reading) and I dove in to see what the problem was. The first thing I noticed was that our main gal M who was 12 years old acted and thought much like a 30 year old. Sure, you can say she had a different type of upbringing and her maturity was far advanced, but why would you want to advance her so much that young readers around her own age cannot relate? The second thing...