Should I finish the book?

Lately, I can't bring myself to spend much time on a book that just isn't doing it for me. So, what do you do when you are half way through a book and decide that you are not enjoying it? I hate giving up on a book when it seems like it should be good, or will maybe take a turn for the better. I'm having this dilemma right now with this book:

Should I continue on? Has anyone read it? I know it's supposed to be good. I've read the other two books by this author, The Christmas Jar, and The Wednesday Letters. They were both nice stories. I just can't stand how the main character in this book is so apathetic to his whole situation.

Book Review: So B. It by Sarah Weeks

Sometimes I judge a book by it's cover. This time I was intrigued by the title. When I picked up this book and skimmed the first couple of lines I knew I'd have to read it.

So B. It is a young adult book that although short and simple, has a lot of meaning. It is essentially about twelve year old Heidi who decides that she must uncover the truth about herself. Her life is not the average life of a young girl. She lives with her mentally disabled mother and is being raised by her agoraphobic neighbor. Communication with her mother is limited at best (her mother only has a vocabulary of 23 words), so she doesn't know where she came from or who she is. She shows great courage and determination as she sets out on her quest to solve the mystery of her identity.

I definitely would recommend this book. I was hooked from the first couple of pages. The story was wonderful and the writing style was fun. If you are looking for a quick read that won't disappoint I'd give this one a try.

My Rating

Overall: 5 stars. I thought this book was well done.

Objectionable Content: There is a question of Heidi's parentage, so maybe a more mature theme, but nothing objectionable.

What I Have Been Reading (or not reading)

I have to say that I have been in a reading slump lately. It happens every once in a while, usually when I get back into knitting/crocheting, baking, crafting, couponing, or family history. The distraction this time is family history. I guess I shouldn't call it a distraction, but I tend to let it take over all my free time.

So, not much reading besides this book: Kulms on Two Continents by June Brown. It is an amazing book of biographies and family history. I can't even imagine the time that went into the research for this book. Right now I am so caught up in some of the lives of my ancestors, I feel like I know them.