Thursday, November 10, 2005

Heavy Metal & You by Christopher Krovatin

Just finished a great book called Heavy Metal and You by Christopher Krovatin. The first thing that caught my eye on this book is the cover because it's black with a red flaming heart. But really it's the story of Sam, a music obsessed teen with a tendency toward partying who falls for a sweet girl who's straightedge. Their differences don't show up until they are with their groups of friends. She is really disgusted by the crude, gross behavior of his friends while he thinks her group is fake.

If you're into music at all, you will enjoy hearing the references to the different bands that Sam is putting onto his CD player throughout the book. He makes a mix CD for his new girlfriend and that is also an adventure in music. The author of this book is 20 and he really captures the way kids talk and act. This book is definitely worth reading plus it's only 186 pages so it's a pretty fast read!