Saturday, October 31, 2009

Show Me 5 Saturday

Welcome to my Meme!

Each Saturday You will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide.

1 Book you read and/or reviewed this week
2 Words that describe the book
3 Settings where it took place or
characters you met
4 Things you liked and/or disliked about it

5 Stars or less for your rating?

After each of you complete the meme on your blog add a comment here and I will put a link on my post.

Here's Mine

1 Book: The Way Home by George Pelecanos

2 Words: Hidden Money

3 Settings/Characters:
Pine Ridge - the Juvenile Detention Center where many of the character meet each other, Chris - the main character. He is a troubled teen who turns into a young man trying to make the right decisions, Thomas Flynn - Chris' dad. He is dealing with the loss of a dream

1. Loved the way the story was told. I wouldn't really call this a mystery or a thriller. It was a father/son novel. 2. I enjoyed the characters. There were quite a few in this book, but I never got them confused. They didn't all have a happy, predictable ending. 3. I liked the realistic stories. Everyone doesn't start living life right and making good decisions. This book showed that. 4. I liked that the narrator switched throughout the book. It added a lot of depth.

5 Stars or Less: 4.5. I read this in 2 sittings. It was hard to put down.


  1. Good to hear that you liked this one. I have it sitting on the shelf, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

    My Show Me 5 is here

  2. Thanks to Kaye, I just discovered your meme and posted by first effort here. To be honest, I'm going to use it to "knock off" some reviews I need to get done and don't have time to write "full-fledged" reviews for!!! It is a nice little format you came up with so thanks!

    Here is my post: The Chosen by Chaim Potok