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E son of the family for whom they are building the house Their partnership turns into a summer romance complete with power tools Learning to trust and love Teddy isn't easy for Harper but it's the first step toward finding her way back hom. Why on earth didn't I get to this sooner And why wasn't it brought up in Printz discussions as far as I remember I mean I don't know that it would have knocked off any of the winners because they were so good but this book is great I honestly wish it had been longer and I don't say that often Reinhardt captures both the messy home life and the atmosphere of a teen summer program perfectly And I mean I like Sarah Dessen but if you read Sarah Dessen books and enjoy them but feel a little empty afterward You're going to love this Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything partnership turns into a summer romance complete with Discordia power tools Learning to trust and love Teddy isn't easy for Harper but it's the first step toward finding her way back hom. Why on earth didn't I get to this sooner And why wasn't it brought up in Printz discussions as far as I remember I mean I don't know that it would have knocked off any of the winners because they were so good but this book is great I honestly wish it had been longer and I don't say that often Reinhardt captures both the messy home life and the atmosphere of a teen summer Stage Mum program A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, perfectly And I mean I like Sarah Dessen but if you read Sarah Dessen books and enjoy them but feel a little empty afterward You're going to love this

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HARPER'S DAD IS getting a divorce from her beloved stepmother Jane Even worse Harper has lost her stepsister Tess; the divorce divides them Harper decides to escape by joining a volunteer program to build a house for a family in Tennessee. It may be my fault but I did not really get this one It could be because the beginning of school stress but I felt like it failed to capture my attention I only read a few pages at a time until I eventually finished it The plot was original a girl named Harper volunteers to rebuild a house over the summer to escape her broken family However while the book touched on a lot of good themes like making an effort to rebuild friendships or solve misunderstandings I do not think it fully explored everything that occurred An example would be Harper's relationship with her father both are stubborn individuals who refuse to change their ways which goes against the book's overall theme It could have been trying to communicate that some things cannot be changed but it felt pointlessThe characters were okay too None of them really reached out and grabbed me For such a character driven novel that disappoints meOverall a good read Something to read when you are looking for something different but not excellent

Dana Reinhardt ☆ 9 review

Who lost their home in a tornado Not that she knows a thing about construction Soon she's living in a funky motel and working long days in blazing heat with a group of kids from all over the country At the site she works alongside Teddy th. Reinhardt Dana 2008 How To Build A HouseThe third time isn't the charm Her first two novels are A Brief Chapter In My Impossible Life and Harmless It may just be time for me to dissent from public opinion and admit that Dana Reinhardt's books just aren't to my liking It might be easier on both of us Especially since her books are generally received well Her first book especially seemed to be buzz worthyI can almost guarantee you will enjoy this one much much than I did I know I'm in the minority in disliking it You might even love it The premise is relatively simple a teen girl Harper goes away for the summer to join a team of other teens Their project is to build a house for a family whose home was destroyed in a tornado The themes are love and friendship It's easily categorized as a coming of age story A story of how this young woman heals herself and becomes older and wiser because she's learned some life lessons and had some self realizations It's a story of a broken woman beginning the journey towards becoming whole Why does she need healing Her family is broken Her father and stepmother are divorcing Her stepsister Tess is barely speaking to her any Her friends with benefits Gabriel is treating her horriblyWhat didn't I like about the novel The narrator Harper She's smug She's condescending She's a bit stupid Maybe stupid isn't the best word She's a bit unwise at times when it comes to acting thinking and speaking She is polar opposite to everything I like She doesn't believe in wearing jeans she can't wear them She hates country music She's an atheist Well Mostly She's a nonbeliever that is obsessed with listening to Christian rock music so she can make fun of it She loves to mock their enthusiasm and passion She doesn't appreciate it on a musical or spiritual level And that's not the only thing she mocks I am not sure if it is the narrator or the author but something felt very condescending and smug about how the South was treated But perhaps annoying than even the mocking of Christianity is her obsession with lecturing every single person she meets with her environmental save the world humans are evil spielDid I like nothing about the novel I did like a few of the characters In particular I liked Teddy I don't know what he saw in Harper But Teddy himself I likedNow it's not like I only love country music I love many many different types of music But there are country music phases in my life In high school particularly I lived for country music Tim McGraw George Strait Garth Brooks Clay Walker John Michael Montgomery Brooks Dunn etcI will be the first to admit that a few groups are dinky And sometimes it feels like the dinky ones are the ones that get the air time But I seriously doubt if this author listened to actual Christian rock music If she had she wouldn't have found much to mock I have rarely listened to Christian radio But I'm well schooled in Christian music because I buy CDs Have been listening Christian music at least twenty five years If she'd called it gospel or Southern gospel or praise worship or contemporary I could understand where she's coming from a bit better But Christian rock Methinks she's clueless© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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