Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Book Review: All You Get is Me


Today I shall review a book titled "All You Get is Me" by Yvonne Prinz.

Here is the description of the book:

A summer of love, loss, and justice. 
Things were complicated enough for Roar, even before her father decided to yank her out of the city and go organic. Suddenly, she’s a farm girl, albeit a reluctant one, selling figs at the farmers’ market and developing her photographs in a ramshackle shed. Caught between a troublemaking sidekick named Storm, a brooding, easy-on-the-eyes L.A. boy, and a father on a human rights crusade that challenges the fabric of the farm community, Roar is going to have to tackle it all—even with dirt under her fingernails and her hair pulled back with a rubber band meant for asparagus.

My review:

This is the type of books I prefer. It's about Roar who moves from city to become a farmer. She experiences first love and a new life. But that’s not why this book was a favorite. This book was a favorite because it contained a message about a current "political" situation. And if you follow me on to twitter, you know how I love politics.
"All You Get is Me" was trying to put a spotlight on illegal immigration, specifically from Mexico. "All You Get is Me" pictured their lives in US and how they are treated. I had no prior knowledge about that situation but this book gave an access of the needed knowledge to understand the illegal immigration to US situation.   

Also, "All You Get is Me" focuses on how Americans are divided into two when it comes to their attitude toward the illegal immigrants. Some of them think that they don’t deserve their basic rights and others support the illegal immigrants' rights. Which side are you on?

I always complain about how sometimes YA authors think that the only thing teens and young adult want to read about is love stories. But Yvonne Prinz finally listened to my complains and created a book that made me think.

I don’t need to mention that Roar, the main character, was loveable and different from most of the main characters in other books. She is a photographer. Awesome.

Tata for now.  

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