Well, several weeks ago, I got a super secret special just for me advance copy of Who R U Really.
YOU can pre-order it (info below) or you can rush to your favorite book store and get it on the publication date, just three days away (!!) on 9-18-14.
I really wish I wrote expansive book reviews. Flowery. With lots of adjectives.
But I don't.
My Goodreads account lists stars and whether or not it's a quick read that can be finished in one day by [pick a body of water] . I will try to do better here.
So, here's the deal - this is a tremendously good book.
It grabs you from the first page and carries you through until the end.
Internet friends are safe, right? Who hasn't had a chat in a group somewhere with someone from another state. OF COURSE they're your age. Why wouldn't they be? Who else could possibly be gaming?
While you are reading this book, if you're a parent, you are SO yelling at Thea. Grounding her. Forever. Taking every electronic she has ever owned away.
And then reality sets in and you realize YOU text your kid more than anyone else, so you're only punishing yourself if you go this route.
If you have ever been a teenage girl or if you have a teenage daughter, this will do the job of scaring the pants off of you.
It will also force you into having a SERIOUS conversation with your kid, especially if they are still fairly young teens who roll eyes and think you're a moron.
Really, the conversation should happen with either gender. Because let's face it, people are crazy. There are predators everywhere who have no moral compass, which is why they are predators in the first place.
Until I read the back of the book, I had NO IDEA this was based on an event that Margo was familiar with. (WTF!)
Then, well then I was just freaked out.
And really freaking glad her daughter is off to college in a tropical land. Safe. Surrounded by many a co-ed and fauna. Lots and lots of fauna.
My pen cap is off to you Margo! You wrote a riveting book, that gets FIVE stars, is an easy read and can be read by ANY body of water that suits your fancy. Long may you write. I am a happier reader because you do.
Pre-Order the book HERE - do it right this second
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/who-r-u-really-margo-kelly/1118847853?ean=9781440572760
(Note from Maggie - don't forget to name your favorite charity at Amazon to help them too - me, I use Suz Crew - you can too!
If you just happen to live in Idaho, Margo, the star, will be having book signings on three different dates. Check them out on her website HERE.
Music Today: I gave the author the choice to pick what she wanted. This was Margo's pick. Well played, Margo. Well played.
And every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you