Saturday, January 21, 2012

Now Playing: Stoner & Spaz II [Review]

Now Playing: Stoner &Amp; Spaz Ii

#2 in Series
208 Pages [Hardcover Edition]
Published 9 August 2011

Beautiful but troubled Colleen Minou is the only girl who ever looked at Ben Bancroft as more than a spaz— more than just that kid with cerebral palsy. Yet the more time Ben spends with her, the more glaring their differences appear. Is what Ben feels for Colleen actual affection, or more like gratitude? Then there’s Amy (aka A.J.), who is everything Colleen isn’t, and everything Ben’s grandma wants for him: clean-cut and upper-class, academically driven, just as obsessed with filmmaking as Ben is. But what does A.J. see when she looks at Ben? CP? Or the person behind the twisted body? In Ron Koertge’s sharp, darkly humorous follow-up to the award-winning Stoner & Spaz, Ben tries to come to terms with his confused feelings toward A.J. and his inimitable connection to Colleen, who is sometimes out of it, sometimes into him, and always exhilarating.

My Thoughts:
Compared to the first, this was very dry. Colleen is a little more cleaned up and there was very little time making movies or hanging with AJ. Little is resolved with the main conflicts that were in the first book and now in this book. I really hope there is another book. This one left me waiting for something to happen.

Previous Review:
Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge [here]

[Counts toward my TBR Pile challenge: here]

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