Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis

****Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis****

Originality- 17/20
Characters- 17/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 84/100
Grade- B

Stuck at home caring for her severely depressed mother and abandoned by her father, Mazzy has only the day-to-day dramas of her neighborhood to keep her busy. But between flirting with the boy next door and worrying about the fact that she's flat-chested, Mazzy has to face the fact that her mom is emotionally paralyzed by a family tragedy. As readers delve into the story, they'll eventually discover what it was that tore Mazzy's family apart, and they'll see what it takes to put it back together.

While reading Everything is Fine I noticed right away that Mazzy has courage. She has the courage to care for her mother and to stay with her after her father left them. To go along with that though Mazzy was also very stubborn, which sometimes annoyed me. Why couldn't she let people help her and her mother? Couldn't she see that her mom needed help? Still I couldn't help but love Mazzy's character. She was so humorous with the pictures she drew. There weren't really anymore round characters besides Mazzy, but I always got a laugh when she talked to Colby, and I was glad that she built a relationship with her neighbor Norma who was surprisingly the person that could fix a lot of her problems. Overall Everything is Fine was a short read that allows you to see that loyalty isn't everything family is for. They're there to help you.

-Amanda

2 comments:

Insert Book Title Here said...

Sounds like a good novel. Good review!

Sadako said...

This sounds really good. Love the cover as well.