Book Review 19: Shifty by Lynn E. Hazen

Posted September 23, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

After Gone I needed a “realistic” fiction type of book, plus, this book I couldn’t renew, it had a hold on it, along with some others on my lists that I hadn’t read yet. But since I knew this was next, I decided to go ahead and read it, and maybe I can return it before school tomorrow and not have a fine? We’ll see.

Anyway, Shifty, or Solomon, prefers to be called Shifty or Soli. He’s a foster child, or as his foster mom puts it, a child in a foster home. Marge is his foster mom, and she is also taking care of a little girl named Sissy and a crack baby named Thaddeus, or as they call him, Chance. Shifty is only 15, yet driving. And his driving tends to get him in trouble, parking in handicap spots, flat tires, almost getting towed. There are lots of issues with his family, as you would imagine in this type of situation. Overall this was a good book, and I think there are kids who will relate to this. However I wonder if they like to read this kind of book, or if it would be too hard for them. Not sure what I’ll rate this. It was good, but kind of hard and sad to read. I basically read it in one day, and my next book is “The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail” by Michael P. Spradlin.

I also have a new “tentative” goal. I am now on book 20. I’m hoping to finish the Truman books before October if possible. Let’s see, 6 more books, 8 more days this month? Well, maybe in the next two weeks I can do it, if not by October 1st. I’d love to get them as close to being done before November as possible, because then maybe I can do NanoWrimo again this year. I have an idea both for a new novel, as well as maybe going back and working on my first one I started, Digging Up Love, and maybe finally finishing that one.

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