11.21.2008

Broke My Camera Just by Posing



Ann M. Martin knows life isn't all pizza toasts and baby parades, and back in '87 she proved it by writing Slam Book. I'm guessing and hoping that this is her darkest novel ever. I don't want to give too much away, but let's just say there's this slam book. And all the kids in ninth grade write nasty secret things about each other in it. And someone ends up dead.

Oh my lord!

In Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, the slam book scene ends in a model airplane fight after comments like "Hair: needs washing" and "Face: weird eyebrows."

My one and only real-life slam book experience was at an eighth-grade sleepover back when "Loser" was the song of the moment. I think we got bored with it before it was my turn to leave the room. Thank goodness.

3 comments:

love,gidget said...

dang! sounds like a good read.

greer said...

I feel like I have must have mentioned this on my blog several times, but I want to read this book SO BADLY.

andrea jean said...

You should see if your local library has it, or try to get it through Interlibrary Loan!