Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Review: Sean Griswold's head
By Lindsey Leavitt
To deal with her fathers newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis, Payton's guidance counselor tell her to find a focus object. Sean Griswold has been sitting in the desk in front of her since the 3rd grade. But when she chooses his head as the focus object hilarity and a lesson or two ensue.
When I first started this book I read the first chapter or two right before going to bed. I woke hours later in the middle of the night thinking: this Payton sure is a selfish brat! Alright, alright, I know she wasn't really that big of a snot and she was just dealing with the horrible news about her father but it definitely drove me crazy...at first. The humor and Sean, awesome, awesome, Sean save this book. And not just saved it but actually made this a thoroughly enjoyable read. Yeah, OK, it could have been a Lifetime original, or a Hallmark movie but I don't care! It was sweet!
Payton grows on you, she really does. She's a little anal, has some weird issues and can be a little selfish, but she grows on you, I promise. Jac was too pushy and eccentric (in a bad way) for my taste but the story wouldn't have been complete without her and Payton wouldn't have learned some important things without her either. Payton's parents were almost to soft and easy on her and I liked them but I wished they would have put their fist down once in awhile. Payton's brother Trent was perfect. Perfectly annoying and perfectly brotherly. Grady was that oddball character that amused me, scared me, and just had me shaking my head, but he too just had to be there. And then there's Sean. Ah, Sean. This guy was great! He's down to earth, he has a life, interests and has so many great insights that help Payton. He forgives easily, is stubborn when he needs to be and above all just a realistic teen guy! Believe me, that's hard to come by these days in books. K, I'll stop gushing about Sean.
Would I recommend it?
Um, hello? Of course! And if Payton is driving you nuts just stick with it cause I promise, Sean will make it all better. ;)