Monday, March 7, 2011
Playing with Matches - Brain Katcher
This story follows Leon, who I had a love/hate relationship the entire time, as he tries to get the most popular and beautiful girl to at least notice him. Meanwhile this amazing girl who has burn scars on her face is everything he wants in a girl. If only he could get over the scars.
This book, like Almost Perfect deals with a topic that has a lot of moral/ethical undertones. We have all seen the person who is disfigured at the store. The one with the burn scar, or strange birth mark, missing limbs. But how many of us stop and think, how do they feel? Honestly? Especially in high school, where is its so hard to be accepted anyway, but then to have a deformity of some sort. It would be a hundred times more hard! I admire the courage of Melody in this book. She has amazing strength and heart.
I laughed during this book, and I got really sad. I really hope to read more of Katcher, he has a very witty sarcastic writing style that I enjoy. And he writes about things that are usually not something you would write/read about.