Author: Polly Johnson

Stones by Polly Johnson

Posted November 2, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Stones by Polly Johnson

I’m not exactly known for a love of young adult books, but honestly that’s because I feel like a lot of YA books end up being a little too immature for me, but I think the subject matter of this book kind of saved it for me. Coo is a girl who has dealt with some serious adult issues in her very young life. I liked that this book tackled those heavy issues, because lets face it teenagers today do have to deal with things that they shouldn’t have to. So the book is largely written like a diary, Coo’s diary to be precise. So because it feels like a diary it sometimes feels a little disjointed, but it ends up working for the kind of tone that the book has, or at least that’s how I feel about it. Co’s brother was an alcoholic, and a pretty violent one at that. Coo was definitely afraid of him, and she is haunted by her memories of him throughout the novel. Her brother died before the book begins and Coo has kind of been left behind by everyone. Her parents pretty much are consumed in their grief, and the people who she goes to school with for the most part just seem to ignore her. So when Coo meets Banks, it’s no wonder that they are able to form a bond, I mean she has someone in this situation that listens to her. Banks is a homeless man, and Coo is […]