Monday, January 15, 2007
BAD IDEA by Todd and Jedd Hafer takes readers on a road trip with eighteen-year old Griffin Smith. About the time I thought I knew just who the main character was, another – and sometimes disturbing, facet of his personality would be revealed.
Difficult subjects are not shied away from or addressed in a predictable way. Each chapter brought a surprise, and kept the action and the road trip moving forward – with a few unexpected detours.
I especially enjoyed the hilarious, mental riffs Griffin would take off on. Reading BAD IDEA represents a departure from my usual fare, and I’m glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to read this book. Once I started, I had no intention of cutting my trip short.
Recommended for ages 13 and older.
Paperback: 311 pages
Publisher: Th1nk Books (August 22, 2006)
NOTE: This book was given to me by Glass Road PR for the purpose of receiving reviews.