Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Zero by Tom Leveen
Amazon / Goodreads
Zero by Tom Leveen is about a recently graduated aspiring artist name Amanda (a.k.a. Zero) who just wants to have a fun summer before college. But when the scholarship money for college doesn't come through, her parents start fighting more, and she has a fall out with her best friend- she realizes her summer isn't going to be so well. Until she meets Mike, a drummer/ skater boy.
Oh, how I LOVE this book!!!!! Words can't describe how much I enjoyed it. I have to say right away how glad I am that Tom Leveen wrote the characters so realistic and honest. Every knows that you shouldn't judge a book by a cover but that goes for people too! Just because people dress differently or listen to different music does not make them any different on the inside. This sounds pretty bad, but I really can't believe a man wrote this! Tom Leveen must have had sisters growing up or just really knows how woman can be because he wrote Zero's character perfectly. I loved the Salvadore Dali quotes and loved that Zero (and I'm assuming Tom) listens to the same bands I listened to growing up!
5 out of 5 stars!! Recommend this to anyone especially mature young readers ( there are a few sexual situations and language)
Special Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Children's Books! I am SO happy I received an e-galley of Zero in exchange for an honest review.