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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Play Me By: Laura Ruby

Title: Play Me
Author: Laura Ruby
HARDBACK
Amount of Pages:
310
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: September 9, 2008
Geared Towards: Teens (Girls, maybe some guys)

“‘You should play me sometime. I’ll show you harsh.’”

Summary: Eddy Rochester is an aspiring director and total player. All he thinks about is movies and girls. His hit online TV show, Riot Grrl 16 is currently in the running for a competition on MTV and Eddy is sure he’ll win and become famous, and live his life directing.

That was his whole life, movies and girls and girls and movies. Until he faces off again with Lucinda Dulko, a serious person both in tennis and life. Eddy hooked up with her when they were younger in Camp Arrowhead; however, they broke up, when Lucinda found out that Eddy was hooking up with four or five other girls at the same time. Now, she’s back in his life and Eddy feels himself falling for her, harder and faster then he has ever fallen.

Will Eddy get everything he wants?

Or will the player finally get played?

Wdebo’s Review: Play Me was a pretty good book. There were moments of hillarious-ness, moments of sadness and moments of OMG did you seriously say/think/do that?! It was great to see how Eddy matured in the book, and learned some lessons, but it wasn’t overly moving and touching. I actually felt pretty bad for Eddy, he had a pretty screwed up life, he lived with his father, stepfather and half brother, but his mother ditched all of them for a small role on TV and another man, but that doesn’t mean he should have become a total player.

The plot was pretty good, it’s nice to see a lot of movie references in a book, and though the player part is kind of not the freshest subject but this book did have a nice-ness to it that I liked. Except the ending was pretty predictable.

Eddy doesn’t really sound like a guy/player, he sounds kind of like a really sissy guy trying to act macho, and the whole hormone laden talk was too overdone and could have been toned down a noch, and WHAT is with guy’s chest fascination?

Cafe Cover Chat: I think the cover is nice and kinda cute, but that is defidently not how I pictured Eddy to look. The guy on the cover doesn’t look like a player he looks way too nerdy (not how I picuted players to look) and his hair color is different then what I pictured, I thought Eddy’s hair was on the dark red level. (B-)

All in all, a pretty good book, which is a nice read, for those who want some light reading.

Grade: B

Wdebo :)

1 comment:

  1. Great review, the book sounds okay. I dont know if I would like this. I have to agree with you one the cover,the guy doens't look like a player!

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