It's so hard to believe that we are so close to half way through the year! I am very close to meeting half of my reading goal. Currently hitting that snag. I hope everyone else I close to their goals!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review: Gil Marsh by A.C.E. Bauer

Title:  Gil Marsh
Author: A.C.E. Bauer
Publisher: Random House BFYR
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Received: For Review
Age Group: Ages 12 and up
Challenge: DAC
Rate: 5

Summary: The oldest recorded story in the world, updated for a new audience.
     Good looking, athletic, and smart, Gill Marsh is the most popular kid at Uruk High School, even though he is only a junior. When Enko, a new kid from Montreal, shows up, Gil is wary. Yet Enko is easy going and matches Gil's athletic prowess without being a threat. Soon, the two become inseparable friends, practicing, studying, and double-dating. 
Then suddenly, to everyone's shock, Enko succombs to an aggressive cancer. 
When Enko's parents take his body and return to Canada, Gil is unable to even say good bye. He is inconsolable. Determined to find Enko's grave, Gil sneaks away and heads north.
Closely based on the ancient story of Gilgamesh, the Sumerian King from 3000 BC, A.C.E. Bauer has carefully woven the classic elements of myth to follow Gil's quest and explore the grief and growth of a young man.

Review: Sorry about the short review. This is the time I realized my phone wouldn't send media message's any more so I had to do this review and Abby Grace's review by memory... It didn't work to well.
This is a suprisingly fast paced book. It's sad but with good meaning. I felt Gil's Pain all the way through the book. Well written must read.

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