#Review: One of Those Hideous Books Where…, by @SonyaSones

Title: One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
Author: Sonya Sones
Rating: 4/5 stars

My name is Ruby
This book is about me. 

It tells the deeply hideous story
of what happens when my mother dies
and I’m dragged three thousand miles away
from my gorgeous boyfriend, Ray,
to live in L.A. with my father,
who I’ve never even met
because he’s such a scumbag that he
divorced my mom before I was born.

The only way I’ve ever even seen him
is in the movies,
since he’s this mega-famous actor
who’s been way too busy
trying to win Oscars to even visit me once in fifteen years.

Everyone loves my father.
Everyone but me.

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About the Author:

Sonya Sones is an American poet and author. She has written four young adult novels in verse, as well as a novel in verse for adults and a picture book.

You can find more about Sonya here:

This was another great verse novel from Sonya Sones. This is the fourth of Sones’ books I’ve read, and I can say I haven’t been disappointed yet.

I was a bit surprised with where the story went on this one. I was thinking it was going to be more of a romance focus, but instead there was more of a focus on Ruby healing after her mother’s death and other major life changes. It was this and some other minor themes that really made the story stick for me. The characters and their actions were very realistic, especially Sones’ younger characters. This author is a great at writing a teenager’s point of view and voice effectively.

I always enjoy the way Sones can work a well-developed plot, characters, and conflict into her verse. The limited word count allows for each line to be to the point and, at times, more thought-provoking than a normal prose novel could. If this were written in prose I don’t think it’d have held as much enjoyment, for me. Though, I have a feeling if this author were to write prose novels, I’d be just as eager to read them.

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 You can grab a copy of this book from:

Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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About the Author:

Sonya Sones is an American poet and author. She has written four young adult novels in verse, as well as a novel in verse for adults and a picture book.

You can find more about Sonya here:

 You can grab a copy of this book from:

Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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About the Author:

Sonya Sones is an American poet and author. She has written four young adult novels in verse, as well as a novel in verse for adults and a picture book.

You can find more about Sonya here:

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