Day 61: The Non-Adventures of Ricky and Amy by Antoinette Bergin
Summary From Goodreads:
Ricky and Amy are best friends. Probably because everyone else is a little bit afraid of them.
Spend some time with Ricky and Amy in these five short stories which may actually be appropriate for some children. I’m not sure. You decide.*
*May contain doll dismemberment, death, shrunken heads, rampant prescription drug use, alcoholism, and cross-dressing. May also have come in contact with wheat, soy, and peanuts.
It’s time for another edition of Frodo’s Hobbit Sized Reviews! This is where I write a review in the time I have before I go to work or before I go to bed. Short and sweet just like 2nd breakfast!
I find it ironic that after specifically stating in my February “Month in Review” post that I would be doing certain things to try and avoid reading as many novellas that the first two pieces I have done are the very same. To be fair, Ethan was part of my Series challenge so that fit and TN-AoRaA (even the acronym is long!) was spontaneously handed to me in eBook form by the amazing author, Antoinette Bergin, legitimate reasons people! Also, yes I know the book says “Olivia Bergin” is the author, but I’m sure you can figure out why if you read it. ^.^
TN-AoRaA is a collection of five short stories that are (supposedly) suited for kids with (somewhat) valuable lessons in each. As with Bedtime Stories for Children You Hate, the stories are all humorous and a bit twisted in Bergin’s usual way. Though these are slightly more kid-friendly that didn’t stop me from grinning and shaking my head as I read, funny and a little screwed up, just the way I like it. From lessons such as sharing with your friends (even when it comes to decapitation), that cats are smarter than you think but won’t use their wits as long as they are satiated, to making sure to acknowledge that every person has a unique perspective even when concerning the potential elixir of life. While some stories seemed a bit more weird than funny (voodoo, does anyone really know how to do it?) they all hit the mark on entertainment value which is all that truly matters. I enjoyed them all and can’t wait to read another piece by Bergin! Thanks as always for reading and come back tomorrow for Day 62!
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge #61/365