Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jars of Glass by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler

Yay it feels good to be ahead on my reading for a change! Still my TBR pile grows but at least it's not falling on me!

****Jars of Glass by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler****

Originality- 17/20
Characters- 17/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 17/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 82
Grade- B

Shana and Chloe are sisters, but they couldn't be more different, or alike. They're both harboring the family secret which is their mother, who is currently in a mental hospital. Chloe still has hope that mom will be able to come home back to her, Shana, and Micah. Shana hopes the exact opposite. She wants mom to stay exactly where she is. Shana wants to keep her mom away from Micah. Chloe thought that the thing with Micah was an accident, but it was everything but. Two sisters are going to have to put their defferences aside and redefine what makes a family.

I was able to look at this family situation from all sides. From the angry side of Shana. From the innocent and afraid side of Micah. From the sympathetic side of Chloe. From the depressed side of the father, and from the confused side of the mother. I could agree and feel the same way to the problem. All of the characters were very developed and reacted just like most people would. The alternating chapters blended together perfectly, and brought through so much emotions that I was a little bit overwhelmed. I don't have specific complaints, just that I needed a little bit more of everything. Overall Jars of Glass was a very realistic and sensational read that made me feel closer to my sister.

4 comments:

Bookworm said...

I love your rating system, Amanda!

Tay-Toe said...

Sounds like your kind of book.

Korianne said...

Man you read books with fun names! I love the names Chloe, Shana, and Micah! I haven't seen a review of this before looks interesting. The title reminds me of the band Jars of Clay though! lol. You have a sister, younger or older?

Amanda said...

My sister is younger =D