Wednesday, August 10, 2011

BBReview: "Just in Case" By Meg Rosoff and Question of the Moment 28

*Question of the Moment is at the bottom*

Genre: Young Adult -Contemporary
Publishing Date: March 5th, 2009
Page Count: 256
Source: Borrowed from local library
Format: Paperback

Description from Amazon:
David Case never questions his ordinary suburban life -- until one fateful day, a brush with death brings him face to face with his own mortality. Suddenly, everywhere he looks he sees catastrophe, disaster, the ruin of the human race, the demise of the planet...not to mention (to pinpoint the exact source of his anxiety) possible pain and suffering for himself.
So he changes his name, reinvents his appearance, and falls in love with the seductive Agnes Bee -- in the hope that he’ll become unrecognizable to Fate and saved from his own doom. With his imaginary greyhound in tow, Justin Case struggles to maintain his new image and above all, to survive in a world where twists of fate wait for him around every corner.

The entire reasoning behind me borrowing this novel from the library was because there was a quote from The London Times saying that Just In Case is a modern day Catcher in the Rye and you all know i LOVE The Catcher in the Rye, so i had to get it. I didn't even read the back of the book before checking it out, i just saw the quote and put it with the other stack of books i was getting.

Well, that quote wasn't lying. It was very, very much  like The Catcher in the Rye. It wasn't as good, but still fulfilled by needs. I honestly don't know what it was about this book that kept me reading but it did. It had a very dark theme to it. The main character Justin (david) has a run in with fate and now all he can think about it running away from fate and all the possible ways he could die. I found it very amusing since i am a Negative Nancy myself. There wasn't a whole lot of action or excitement, but i just couldn't stop reading it. It's a very good book to read when you just want to read. Now don't get me wrong, even though there wasn't a whole lot of action there are a few scenes that will keep you reading you find out what happens, and i especially love how creepy Fate is when he talks to the reader. Speaking of characters i LOVE them all, except Agnes. I can't stand her. And even though they next said anything, there were hint of Peter's family being slightly paranormal.

I really liked this novel and it kept me reading, even though i don't know why it kept me reading. It's a very good novel to read when you just feel like reading a classic and i LOVE that it reminds me so much of The Catcher in the Rye. I really want to own this novel so i can put it next to J.D. Salinger's novel. I love the negativeness that Justin gives off through the novel and i love all the characters. I recommend this to all.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5


Question of the Moment 28

Do you like books where there is a "negative nancy" present? Im not talking about totally depressed all the time darkness, but that quirky negativeness... Like Eore!

I personally do. I think its kind of amusing and i like it especially because im usually the same way. When it comes to anything i do i always think about the million negative possible outcomes that could happen. I think since im a HUGE horror film lover that that plays a factor into my negativeness, because i always know all the possible outcomes of how i could die and love to tell my friends them to freak them out. =]

So how about you? Do you like negativeness or is it not your cup of tea? Let me know in the comments below =]