This week's Tuesday Thingers from Wendi.
Questions (yes - there are a bunch - answer one or two . . . or all of them!): What is your least-favorite book(s)? Is your least-favorite book listed in your LT library? If it is listed, do you have anything special in the tags or comments section? How have others rated your least-favorite book?
My least favorite book on my Shelfari shelf is Off-Color by Janet MacDonald. It's a YA novel about a girl who learns she is biracial. I had high expectations for the book. I was sorely disappointed. The characters are flat and so stereotypical it isn't just insulting but frustrating. This could have really been a good story instead it strikes me as lazy writing. There is nothing creative or dynamic here. Not knowing the author, I assumed the writer was white. I thought this was someone who was making an honest attempt of stepping in someone's else's shoes. Boy, was I wrong. The writer is black and highly respected for her body of work. Others who know Ms. MacDonald's work suggested I give her work another look. I will but I'm not motivated to do so anytime soon.
There was one other review, comment and that reader didn't like it either.