Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Afterlife by Gary Soto

Normally I really like Gary Soto, but this book left me cold. The premise was good--the main character is stabbed to death within the first few pages, and then becomes a ghost drifting around his former life--but the rest of the story seems unconnected. I'm not sure what point Soto was trying to make with this book. On the other hand, the love story was sweet, and it is a book that my students will probably enjoy. It was worth reading, I suppose, though I wouldn't read it again.

Challenges: Young Adult, States (CA)

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