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Friday, December 2, 2011

Reasons to be Happy Reviewed by: Cece07

Title: Reasons to be Happy
Author:  Katrina Kittle
Format:  Paperback

Reasons to be Happy is about an 8th grade girl named Hannah who thinks she is a downer, fat, and stupid. She thinks she is the big fat tree standing in the way of her parents' spotlight. Her parents are Hollywood movie stars, and she's not. What Hannah finds out is revolting, sad, heartbreaking, and depressing. Part of the reason is her mom is diagnosed with cancer. She doesn't know what to do. It's like the world is frozen and she is all alone.Her dad is not helping by becoming an alcoholic. She asks herself...." is this really happening?" Yes. It is really happening. She tries to find a way to stop her madness--first it was an S.R. (secret remedy);  now, it is the monkey clinging to her back. Her life is falling apart. Her aunt Izzy is the closest friend she has, when something devastating happens. No one in this book is as brave and liberal as Hannah.(Well, maybe her aunt Izzy.) Katrina Kittle has woven sorrow and magic into these pages. Read this page turning tale that is sure to have you hooked.

Rating: 5 out of 5 chocolate bars
Appropriateness:  Vampire rating for some swearing and mature topics
Cover Thoughts:  I think it's a good cover.  It kind of matches the book in that it has a hidden side.

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