Hello again! For this stop on the blog tour, I will be reviewing Marcy McKay's Pennies from Burger Heaven. I will admit that I was a bit skeptical when I started to read, because the language shocked me. It isn't vulgar, but the way things are said, the grammar of the main character, Copper Penny. Once I read on, I realized that her upbringing has put her down a path that she may or may not be able to veer away from. I'm from a small town, where it is divided by social class and race. It's still like that to this day, but not as severe. Knowing how the town is separated gave me an excellent opportunity to picture the town, especially Paradise.
It's one thing to think about a pre-teen in a terrible situation, but it's another thing to be able to create a narrative. McKay does a great job making you Copper's life through her eyes. You can vividly picture each character and location, as you travel through the town.You want to root for and yell at Copper at the same time. You want to yell at her mother and everyone else making bad choices, but you also want to help them. It also makes you feel very grateful for the life that you are able to live. I've always wondered what my life would be like if I grew up in my hometown or another town nearby. I know for a fact that it would be drastically different.
I really enjoyed this book, much more than I thought I would. I read it in a day, which is something I haven't done in a very long time. I will definitely be reading the second book in the series.
Also, check out the tour in all its majesty!
1/18 My Book Fix Blog Review
1/19 Hall Ways Promo
1/20 The Page Unbound Author Interview
1/21 Bookishjessp Guest Post
1/22 Because this is my life, Y'all Review
1/23 The Crazy Booksellers Promo
1/24 All for the love of the Word Author Interview
1/25 Books and Broomsticks Guest Post
1/27 Missus Gonzo Review
1/28 The Librarian Talks Guest Post
1/29 Belle Whittington on Tumblr Author Interview
1/30 Book Crazy Gals Promo
1/31 Secret Asian Girl Review
2/1 Texas Book-aholic Review
I received materials from the publisher for a fair and honest review