Thursday, March 08, 2007

Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

Yearbook by Allyson Braithwaite Condie. Published by Deseret Book.

This is a fabulous book! Now, if you read my reviews, you know that I don't use the word 'fabulous' very often. Let me explain. "Yearbook" is written from the point of view of eight or nine different people over the course of one high school year. Those people include LDS students, students who are not LDS, teachers, and even a grandmother. Through one chapter at a time, one person at a time, we learn about each of these lives and the other lives they touch.

This is a very different kind of book than anything I've ever read before. It took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but once involved, I couldn't put it down. At the end of the author information, it states that "Yearbook" is the author's first book. My feeling is, if this is her first book, I really can't wait for the second one!! Now back to the word 'fabulous'. As I read this book I was vividly reminded of my own high school years. One year, my best friend and I were really into certain phrases and words that we used over and over. 'Fabulous' was one of our words. I hope you enjoy this book!