Saturday, November 8, 2008
Review: Life After Genius
Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby
Review by: Lauren
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Teddy is a genius. He graduated high school early and would have graduated college at the age of 18. That's right...he would have. Instead, Teddy (now known as Mead) is back home and refusing to reveal why. With his mom trying her hardest to get answers out of him, his father believing he shouldn't work at the furniture/funeral home with him, and his uncle putting Mead down any chance he can get....what will happen on this journey home?
I've read a lot of people's thoughts on this novel and many have asked me to post what I think about the ending....
But starting at the beginning, I really enjoyed the book. Mead is smart, but has a great sense of humor that sees him through the rough times in life. College is a time of discovery for Mead, but only nearing the end of his senior year when he befriends a boy named Herman, who Mead soon realizes he should never have trusted.
This book was a fast, interesting, sad, and humorous read all in one. However, back to the ending...it definitely leaves you wanting more and I'd be fine with it if there was going to be a sequel, though I don't think there is. Certain things aren't totally cleared up and the ending was simply a cliffhanger of sorts.
Beyond that though, I would recommend the book. It's a unique idea with a great main character...Just keep the odd ending in mind.
***I've been reading a lot lately, so there should be two new reviews in the next couple days, and I'll be finishing another hopefully this week (which will have a contest with it) so keep an eye out!