Monday, 14 June 2010

Wasted by Nicola Morgan

Wasted is a book about a boy, Jack, who is obsessed by luck. He owns a band called Schrödinger Cats and at the start of the book he is looking for a singer for his band. He takes a trip back to his old school to see the head of music and ask her for some help. But, as if by chance, he hears a girl singing in the music room she has hired out. It was only by luck that she left the door slightly ajar and only by luck that he went the long way to the head of music department and only by luck that she was singing at the time. And this was also a lucky chance for Jess, the singer, because the Schrödinger Cats are going to play at the school prom and this is the opportunity she has been looking for because everyone wants her to continue with her other studies and leave her music behind, but if she can find a good enough reason to carry on with her music, she will grasp the opportunity with both hands. Jack may be obsessed by luck, he doesn’t believe in it. He thinks everything has a logical reason for why it worked out that way, but he even uses a coin to make his important decisions.
It has several heads or tails points in it, and I think these were a very good idea to put in. I hope there is a sequel! 9.7/10!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lizzie, I think your reviews are great. There is only one thing I would change and that is purely for the sake of Facebook. When I see your posts I see basically the same blurb every time, 'Lizzie the critic... this is my blog,' up to 'Thank you.' Subconsciously this says to me that i've read the review already, or that it'll be much the same (which of course it isn't!) and I don't bother, often, to click on it. What would be much more interesting would be if I could see the first few lines of the review. This would tell me if I was likely to be interested in the book, and it would also help you develop the skill of writing brilliant first paragraphs! That's what I need. Something to grab me. This may be difficult technically; I don't know. I shall go on reading them anyway, but this would improve my experience. Thanks for posting them. Pippa R. PS. I keep trying to put a book in the post for your family but haven't managed to do it yet. I haven't forgotten and will do it very soon!