April 26, 2012
When I was Joe(When I was Joe #1) by Keren David
I really liked this book, because it kept me wanting to know more, and I was instantly drawn into the story. Joe was a great character, and a lot of the reason that I liked the book so much, but not all of the reasons. Oh, gosh. How to start. I loved how the author made it a big mystery surrounding why Joe ended up where he was, and what he didn't say. He seemed real, because of the way he dealt with stuff, and the way he regretted things he had and hadn't done. Also, you get little pieces of information at a time about who he is, what he did, and why he's there. To be honest, I just really loved Joe. His story draws you in so easily, and kind of shocks you sometimes. I also liked Claire, because she was just so sweet and tiny, hiding a huge secret. Back to the story, because that's what you really want to know about. It. Was. Awesome. I think the way the author presented it was what got me, but dang, I couldn't put it down. Here's to Joe! May you read his story.
I wonder if one day in the future I'll be Ty again, and able to say, "Once I had to go into hiding because I witnessed a crime. It wasn't all bad, When I was Joe." It's unimaginable. This is never going to be something that I can own, that I can talk about.