Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Stevenson

I'd heard interesting things about this story and picked it up at ALA to take a quick look. I'm not much of a YA reader, but I can see that this has a lot of elements that will appeal to young adults - and to adults. The main character, Asha, goes through a lot of growth has her idea to sell t-shirts, mainly to support a senior trip to somewhere exciting, turns into a "movement". She deals with changing friendships, college application and acceptance pressure, and getting more involved in the philosophical (not exactly the word I want but it will have to do) ideas that start growing behind her original make-a-few-bucks-and-protest-something-annoying plan.

This book didn't really work for me - which is nothing to do with the writing, characters, etc. and everything to do with my own likes and dislikes. I happen to dislike teen fiction that's school-centric and especially books with a "my senior year changed my life" theme. Not that they're unrealistic. I just don't like them.

So, interesting book, strong characters, will appeal to a wide range of teens and young adults, I'm happy to add it to my library, but it's just not for me.

Review copy provided by Flux at ALA Midwinter.


aquafortis said...

Thanks for reviewing my book and featuring it on the site, even if it's not one for you. :) I really appreciate it!


Jennifer said...

Yep, I'm sure many of my teens will love it!