Sunday, March 4, 2012
Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee Illustrated by Dan Santat
Of course I was right to read a book illustrated by Santat. Loved his illustrations. Bobby and Holly's relationship isn't one I understood at first. Why didn't they hang out with each other in school? I don't remember elementary being like that for me. But I do remember if you did hang out with a guy a lot everyone would say that you liked them which consequently could make you lose a relationship... But that was what they had to deal with. Bobby didn't really know how to react and I was laughing at him because he would just say the wrong things. Mean things without even realizing it. I couldn't really blame him. He's a boy. But I did feel bad for him. Living in the shadow of his father which I thought should have been played on a little more. And his speech! Poor guy. All in all I really liked it. It was a great light read for kids.