18 October 2016

Saving Phoebe Murrow; Herta Feely

Saving Phoebe MurrowSaving Phoebe Murrow by Herta Feely
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is definitely one of those timely books, with cyberbullying being such a problem in schools. So why only three stars? Because there was no nuance. It read like an issue book, rather than a book with interesting people and characters that happened to deal with a sensitive issue. Which is, of course, too bad. The biggest problem is with the mother, who is perhaps a little idealized here (is this what we expect of mothers?) rather than Phoebe. Perhaps a less well-intentioned book would have been better.