Monday, June 25, 2018

PROJECT US REVIEW

Quote of the week:“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” 
― C.S. Lewis

Here is one of the books I just finished reading. Very interesting.




I did not post the blurb from Good Reads because it would give everything away, which would spoil your curiosity.


My thoughts.


PROJECT US



By Ottilie Weber



Imagine you’re on a school field trip, a trip that turns into a project to teach the students the responsibility of adulthood. Sound a little weird, does it? Just wait. This is only the beginning.


In PROJECT US by Ottilie Weber, the reader meets a group of high school students as they set out on an overnight field trip, at least that’s the way it starts out. When Rachel Hertz discovers that her roommate is Nick March, a guy she’s known for years, she’s puzzled. Something is wrong. Teachers would not allow a girl and a guy to share a room, right? No mistake has been made, however. The other students are matched the same as Rachel and Nick, a boy and a girl assigned to each room. 


Even worse, if possible, they have little or no contact with their parents to help straighten matters out. I don’t want to give anything away, but the situation gets worse.


Rachel is a likeable character, trying to figure out her life as most teens do. Nick is adorable, and the connection between the two is fun and realistic. Told from alternate points-of-view (Rachel and Nick) we get to see both sides of the story.


A fun read with some serious thoughts, which led me to the question: how much control should the government have over our schools and students? What about the parents? Shouldn’t they know what’s going on with their children? What do you think?

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Happy Reading!

14 comments:

  1. A good review on what appears a very good book.
    Loved the qoute by C.S.Lewis (no relation to me )

    Yvonne.

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  2. Unless it was someone they didn't like, why would the kids complain?

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  3. I'm intrigued! Thanks for sharing, Beverly. I love the quote!

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    1. The story gives a person a lot to think about, Karin. The quote is great.

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  4. Now I have to go read the synopsis!

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    1. Oh, caught your attention, Diane. It is interesting, but if I was one of the moms I'd be doing something.

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  5. Sounds like an interesting experiment within. Unless she was a real annoyance, I wouldn't have complained haha

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  6. Sounds like a really different story. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. It is different, Natalie, and made me wonder if the government could really do something like that.

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  7. I can see how these teens are going to be tempted to test the limits of right and wrong. Very interesting.

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    1. Oh, yes, lee. The way they deal with the situation is interesting.

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