Monday, May 14, 2007

The Naked Mole Rat Letters (book review)

The Naked Mole-Rat Letters is a coming of age story by Mary Amato.

In this story, Francine is a twelve-year-old girl who, after suffering when her mother died, learns that her father is talking to another girl online! Her name: Ayanna Bayo. She is a Kenyan biologist studying naked mole-rats. In secret, Frankie sends her a series of e-mails warning her to stay away! But Frankie is so caught up in e-mailing Ratlady, as she calls Ayanna, that she forgets the more important things in life, such as friends and family.

This is a very good story, but a sort of strange one. I enjoyed it, though it was somewhat sad.

I give this book 7 out of 10 stars.

The Spring Reading Thing reading challenge: 15 books down, 15 to go! Half-way there!