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Review YA and Teen books with the occasional NA thrown in.

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He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear From God
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Blink Once - Cylin Busby Let me start by saying this is a very hard story to review without spoiling anything, but let me try. Blink Once is an emotional and mysterious story. This was an interesting premise, and I connected pretty well with West. It was definitely a journey being in his head while he is so hurt, not knowing what is real, what is a dream, and trying to piece together everything that happened to him, and if his dreams mean anything. I loved Nurse Norris, and often wondered how she could stay so positive and treat the patients with respect day after day. Olivia is such a mystery, but she is so key to the story. I love her interactions with West, how she teaches him to communicate and gives him company when others aren't there. When I figure out Mike is also a good secondary character. I appreciate how he is there for his friend and how he supports him. He can be a little rough, but his heart is most certainly in the right place. Bottom Line: Blink Once is sad, dealing with hard issues, but I like how there is hope laced in. Just a preview of the great writing by Cylin Busby, one of the quotes that have stuck with me. "Sometimes at night, when I was alone, or when I was at the pool, in the quiet stillness underwater, my mind would go to that place. To the hospital, to the people there. It was as if my heart could travel, over the miles, over the months that had passed, and I was back with her. Olivia"For more of my reviews, check out Blkosiner’s YA and Teen Book Blog: http://blkosiner.blogspot.com