Thursday, January 14, 2010

Suck It Up

Suck It Up
Brian Meehl

Morning McCobb wants to be a super hero.  Really, who doesn't?  And it almost works out for him.  Almost.
Morning is an average teenager graduating from a school of beautiful people.  Really, who isn't?
Morning thinks a girl likes him but he's not sure if she does or if he likes her back.  Really, who hasn't?

But Morning is completely different.  Morning is a vampire.  He's even different from all the other vampires.  He became a vampire in an unusual way.  And Morning has the opportunity to show us "Lifers" that vampires are perfectly normal.  And that's where it gets interesting.  Really interesting.

I must confess at this point that I don't generally like vampires or stories about vampires.  I didn't even like THE story about vampires.  I'll wait while you regain consciousness.  I know I'm like the only person in America who didn't like THE story about vampires.  But that's for another day. 

I don't want to say that I started reading Suck It Up expecting to not like it.  I mean the title alone will endeared it to me (I say suck it up all the time).  But I did think it would be a bit of struggle.

Thankfully, that was not the case.  Suck It Up has lots of action to keep the story going.  It's so outside the normal that you can't guess where's it's going.   It has a little love story that keeps you guessing too.  The supporting characters are interesting.  Although I have to say that the PR agent/mom didn't hit home with me too much as a mom.

Recommendation: Overall, I enjoyed it.  I would recommend it for boys looking for themselves in a character.
Length: 321 pages
Rating: Loved It!

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