Wednesday, January 19

All You Get Is Me By Yvonne Prinz

All You Get Is Me by Yvonne Prinz
Release Date: December 21, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288
Buy This Book:  Amazon

Summary: What happens when a city girl is transplanted onto a ramshackle organic farm in the middle of nowhere? Everything.

Sixteen-year-old Roar has been yanked from her city life and suddenly she’s a farm girl, albeit a reluctant one, selling figs at the farmers' market and developing her photographs in a rickety shed. And then she witnesses a crime that will throw the whole community into an uproar. Caught among the lure of a troublemaking friend, her love for a brooding boy, and her complicated feelings about her father’s human rights crusade, Roar is going to have to tackle it all. And with a camera around her neck, she’s capturing it all, too.

Yvonne Prinz and her novel The Vinyl Princess have ignited the teen blogosphere and entertainment media. Once again, she’s taken the pulse of culture and emerged with a book that is timely, quirky, and unforgettable.

My Thoughts: We are introduced to Roar who is a photographer. She loves to take pictures and carries her camera around everywhere with her. I have a bit of a photographer in me so I totally understand where her passion is coming from. She moves on a farm with her dad after her mom leaves and they become farmers. One day, while on the road, they witness a lady (Connie) getting in a car accident resulting in another lady's death (a non-american) Sylvia. The lady (Connie) had given Roar's dad the finger, and wasn't paying much attention and thats when the accident occurs. Roar and her father witness it and her father decides to contact Sylvia's husband Tomas. He offers him a job and he comes to work on the farm.

While this is all happening, Roar's father gets a lawsuit going to sue Connie for Tomas. A lot of the other farmer's are against it. They figure if one worker can file a lawsuit over something, all the rest will want too as well for minor things. Roar than meets a boy. A city boy just here for the summer. His name is Forest. She starts to have feelings for boy. Boy is lady's son and the drama starts. Roar also has to testify against Connie (Forest's mom) if the trial goes to court. I'm going to stop there so I don't give away the whole plot and spoilers.

If you want to figure out what happens between Roar and Forest, read the book. If you want to know what happens with the lawsuit, read the book.

Overall: It took me a while to really get into this one, but I ended up really liking it. I enjoyed Roar's love of photography and the moments spent between her and Forest. I even enjoyed learning more about Connie and her situation and why she acted the way she did.

Cover: I really love the cover. I like how she is holding a camera and its such a neat camera! 

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Nina said...

I think this is the first review I read for this book and I like the sound of it. It's quite different than all the other reads out there. :) Love the cover too and great to hear she has a fab hobby.

Lisa Aldin said...

This ones sound good! A little something different is always so refreshing!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Gorgeous cover!

Jessica Lawlor said...

The cover of this one definitely pulls me in, but I've heard some mixed reviews.

Mandy said...

I added this book to my Goodreads not too long ago, but haven't read any reviews on it.

I'm glad you liked it. :) Hopefully I'll get to read it soon. And the cover is sooo pretty!


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