Two page vignettes of what famous couples in history might think during sex. Some are funny. Most are not thinking of their partners. I found this a different way to think about sex. I enjoyed the stories about the Clintons, Nixons, Bushes, Cleo & Antony, and Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. It's a fun read.
Beautiful illustrations, pop-ups. and 3D art telling the story of Beauty and the Beast by the first published author the tale. I enjoyed it. There are not as many villains in this version but Beauty agrees to take her father's place at the Beast's palace for the rose. Beauty must fall for the Beast to break the curse on him. His story is told and so is hers. I was a bit confused at times as no one has a name. Each person has a description of who she or he is but no names. This is my favorite fairy tale.
Mary Poppins comes as a nanny to the Banks' children. They go on adventures with her but are they real? Only Mary Poppins knows for sure.
| Wow! What a read! Nothing like I expected. I was expecting something like A Man Called Ove or Britt-Marie Was Here but Beartown is the opposite of them. Told through multiple eyes with a narrator putting his comments in throughout the book, it is a very intense read. There are some good one-liners that made me laugh out loud but there is more about our humanness and how we fail to live up to that humanness in this book. It is the teens who do the teaching here. Some show loyalty by sticking by the offender. Others show loyalty by standing up to those who want them to chose the wrong/evil path. This book so clearly shows how often the female is judged and found wanting while the male is seen as the "poor" victim. No one reverses how the questions are asked or the comments made to show who was in the wrong.
I liked the teens. Too many of the adults were found wanting. Kevin's father is horrible. I loved Maya's solution. I was a little worried there. I appreciated her response to Kevin's mother. She shows so much compassion. Maya's parents, Peter and Kira, do the best they can but come to realize they can't protect their children. They are good complements for each other. I loved Benji and Amat and how they went against the others.
This is a keeper. I cannot wait to read the sequel, Us Against You.