Thursday, May 10, 2012

Also Known as Rowan Pohi by Ralph Fletcher

Will the real Rowan Pohi please stand?
To dispel boredom while waiting for tenth grade to begin, Bobby and his friends create an imaginary kid named Rowan Pohi (that’s IHOP backwards) and apply to the prestigious Whitestone Prep in Rowan’s name. When, surprisingly, Rowan’s application is accepted, Bobby impulsively reinvents himself as Rowan and embarks on an edgy life of deception in the rarefied world of Whitestone. (Taken from Amazon.com)

Mrs. Lassley's Review
This is one of those books that you can read in one sitting, and the idea will leave you thinking. Although this book felt disjointed and did not spend enough time in certain areas, the whole idea is interesting. A group of boys applying to a private school and getting in. What person who is having a rough time has not thought that they would do anything to make it better. That is what Bobby does, but I think it was a little easy, and not as messy as it would be in real life. The characters were all made different so Bobby was the only one who could actually make it. Although there are some potential secondary characters, they are not flushed out enough for you to form a bond.

Overall, this is a great idea, I just wish there was more to the book. I would grab it if you wanted a quick read.

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