Thalia Alexopoulou Alexopoulou itibaren Nidigallu, Andhra Pradesh, Hindistan
İnanması zor, ancak Phoenix Düzeni'ni ilk okuduğumda, bu dizide şimdiye kadarki en az favori kitabımdı. Savunmamda, aslında beklemek zorunda olduğum ilk kitaptı ve o zaman 6 ve 7 numaralı kitaplara ne geleceğine dair bir fikrim yoktu. Hala Harry'nin kitap 5'teki davranışının büyük bir hayranı değilim, ama şimdi onun yaşına ve koşullara tamamen uygun olduğunu anlıyorum. Yıllık yeniden okuduğumda, 5. kitaba ulaştığımda ilgim ve katılımım her zaman başka bir seviyeye taşınıyor. Temalar daha karanlık, karakterler son derece daha karmaşık ve çizim titiz ve akıllı.
I read alot of her books in my 20s very thought provoking.
When I first read this, I thought it was utterly derivative... I've seen this character before.. this comedy is hackneyed... etc. Then, I realized that it came first (written in 60's but published in 1980), and had its influence on a lot of what's considered funny in pop. culture (for better or for worse). Moments of brilliance, if you can stand the occasional grossness.
2.5 stars When Keith's father, a producer who works in the music business, is shot and killed, Keith and his mother are left with nothing. All of the family's savings are gone, and they are forced to move from Brooklyn to live with his father's sister Berny in a small town in Ohio. Keith, who is biracial and wears his hair in an afro and clothes from the 1970s, definitely stands out at his new school. But his style and his love of Jimi Hendrix - his father's favorite musician - make him feel closer to his father. Though Keith is having trouble accepting his new environment, he does his best to deal with his grief and stay strong. But then his mother makes a shocking discovery that could destroy Keith's idealized image of his dad forever. This novel in verse has an interesting premise, but the plot is slow to get going and then becomes a little melodramatic at the end. Though I have enjoyed some novels in verse, in this case, the format didn’t work for me. The poetry was a little clunky at times and it seemed like it could have just as easily been prose. However, Adoff does a decent job of expressing what it’s like for teens who are biracial or simply feel that they don’t fit in as well as those who are dealing with grief over loss of a loved one.