Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Feature: Blues Bones Review by Guest Reviewer Ayla Hashway


As I'm sure you all know, I acquired Blues Bones by Rick Starkey so I can't review it. However, my daughter, Ayla Hashway, is here today to review the book since she chose to read it for her summer reading. Just a little bit about Ayla: she's nine years old, going into fourth grade, and is an avid reader. 

First, here's the cover and blurb:


Thirteen-year-old Rodney Becker has found the perfect cure for stage fright. Voodoo!

Armed with the stolen finger bones of a dead blues guitar player and a mishmash of voodoo spells from the Internet, he and his best friend enter a graveyard at midnight to perform their ritual. Now, all that stands in his way of winning a local guitar competition is the power of RETURN – a side effect of the voodoo that spells disaster for Rodney.
His cure has become a curse. How else can he explain jamming his finger so bad he can't hold a guitar pick, his part-time dad stealing his guitar, and his mom getting into an accident that could have taken her life?

How much is Rodney willing to risk to achieve his dream of being a guitar legend?

And now, here's Ayla with her review!

Hi,it's Ayla. I read the book Blues Bones for the first time! I kind of felt bad for Rodney when he froze up on stage at the school talent show, but it was funny at the same time. I think people can relate to Rodney with stage fright and other things. I also think it was cool when he played around with the voodoo spells. There were a lot of funny parts to this book. It was fun to read, especially with my mom. So I'm really glad Rick wrote this book. I hope many people get to read it and have as much fun reading it as I did. Have fun reading! Bye!


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14 comments:

  1. Hi Ayla. Thanks for reading BLUES BONES. I am glad you enjoyed it. Stage fright is no fun. I had it when I first started playing guitar. I’ve never messed with voodoo, but I like spooky stories.

    I appreciate you taking the time to write the review. I can’t wait to read your book.

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    1. Thank you. I really liked Blues Bones. I think everyone should have a chance to read it.

      I'm on chapter fifteen of my book and already have the cover made.

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  2. An excellent and thoughtful review, Ayla!

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    1. A wonderful review, Ayla. The book does sound like a fun read and maybe a little spooky too, with the voodoo.

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    2. Thank you, Beverly. I like your name. And you're right. It is a little spooky.

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    3. Oops. My mom forgot to change the account to me.

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  3. Ayla is such a honest concise reviewer. She knows what she likes and says so. Maybe I can invite her to my blog one day. Question is will Kelly let me borrow her?

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  4. I love reading the thoughts of young reviewers. Ayla did a great job.

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  5. Ayla did a very good job at reviewing Rick's book! Well done.

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    1. Thank you. It was a really fun book to read.

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