Sunday, February 21, 2010

So. Not. Hideous.

Title: One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
Author: Sonya Sones
Genre: Young Adult (not romance, but has some romantic elements)
Grade: A
How Hot is it?: one green bell pepper

When I was a teen
I would make up stories in my head
and fantasize about writing them down
and one of those stories
was about a girl
whose parent died
and she had to go and live
with the other parent
who was some kind of famous person,
as you see,
Sonya Sones wrote this story first.
And it's very good,
for some reason unfathomable to me,
it is written nearly entirely in verse.

And why, yes.
I did read that book
after I read about
the morons
who tried to ban it.
People who are afraid
that teens have love lives
and that maybe
their kids will catch teh ghey
by reading about it
are delivering more royalties
to Sonya Sones
because I bought her book,
a book which seems
to have pummeled its style
into my subconscious
and will not let go.

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