Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Color Coded Reading Challenge - Yellow


Yellow FlagYellow Flag by Robert Lipsyte
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The last few YA books I've picked up have been directed at boys.  I must say, they are a refreshing break from the drama/love stories of the YA I have been reading.  They seem to focus on a older teen boy who needs to make a choice between two things and they aren't little things, they are major life changing decisions.

In Yellow Flag, Kyle needs to decide if he's going to keep racing with his family or keep pursuing his music.  The race scenes were great, I couldn't put the book down.  Not being a big race fan (I've been known to watch a handful of laps of a handful of races) it was a great look at the inside workings of a team/car.

As great as those scenes were, I got thrown a few times when the POV changed from 3rd to 1st person.  Normally when I see those changes there is a font change or the changed POV is italicized.  Not so in this book, and there was no warning, it was one sentence to the next in the same paragraph.  Things like that just throw me off.

The other thing that bothered me was the ending. Not going to spoil it, but I didn't care for the way the book ended.

I'm interested in reading more of Robert Lipsyte's books.



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