Saturday, July 05, 2008

Appetite for Detention

Tanen, Sloane. 2008. Appetite for Detention. Photographs by Stefan Hagen.

Sloane Tanen has previously published books for adults and books for kids. But Appetite for Detention is her first work for teens. You may visit her website here to get an idea of her work.

Using photographs and texts, Appetite for Detention tells the stories of a handful of 'chicks' (in this case meaning both guys and girls) in a middle school setting. There is drama and angst galore within its pages. Full of humor and wit. It has something for everyone really. From Marissa's eating disorder to Helen's weight issues. Not to mention Andrew Rabbinowitz's dilemma...who on earth is he going to get to come to his bar mitzvah.

It's a quick and satisfying read if you like this kind of thing.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Amy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I haven't run into many other Horton fans. People have usually never heard of him. :) Glad to know we have that in common!

AK said...


Just found your blog there, had a look at it and it does look quite good (liked the section about the sci fi challenge, as quite a big fan of that genre, although big reader in general)

Anyway just started up own blog for book reviews and wanting to know if any advice eg how do you manage to persist in it etc. Also willing to link to you if you want from my blog

well good to see your doing so well.

Marie Cloutier said...

sounds cute. books like that are fun to look at in the bookstore but i always feel cheated when i buy them. :-)

Anonymous said...

Good to see this blogs..the writing style is very good..

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