Posted by: Vanessa Barneveld | June 11, 2010

Olly’s Observations – ‘Now’

Our review today comes to you from a We Love YA buddy, Olly. Check out his review of Morris Gleitzman‘s ‘Now’…and this gigantic image of the book cover:

Morris Gleitzman’s ‘Now’ is a book about a young girl called Zelda who is living with her grandfather while her parents are away and she subsequently finds out why she is named Zelda. A story of truth and of the past. It is one of a three-part series that delves into the lives of the young and old alike delivering a fast-paced book with no lack of action, which is why at first I thought this book should be aimed at a higher age group. As the main character Zelda has people she knows die around her, I don’t want to give anything away here but what kills them is a destructive force we face everyday. Although all the action just entices you even more to keep reading with the promise of an action packed book.

These books can be read in any particular order but I recommend reading books one and two first. The first two affected me quite profoundly with their intensity and description of the events in Nazi Germany. These two books should be read by all ages in my opinion as everyone should know of the horrors committed in those days, it’s a far different read than from a history book. It WILL shock and astound you. Gleitzman deserves more than a pat on the back for writing such an epic series and he certainly gets one from me.

Thanks, Olly! ‘Now’ is available…well, now!

Time to announce the winner of Elizabeth Eulberg’s gorgeous debut, ‘The Lonely Hearts Club’–SHARON FISHER! Yay! You’ll love this, Sharon. Please email me with your snail-mail addy and I’ll post it to you asap. Thanks to everyone who posted all those fun comments on last week’s blog. You’re an inventive lot!



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