Friday, January 10, 2014

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

"Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three friends decide to take down the reality TV show, For Art's Sake, that is being filmed at their high school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy, where each student is more talented than the next. While studying Ezra Pound in English class, the friends are inspired to write a vigilante long poem and distribute it to the student body, detailing the evils of For Art's Sake. But then Luke—the creative force behind the poem and leader of the anti-show movement—becomes a contestant on the nefarious show. It's up to Ethan, his two remaining best friends, and a heroic gerbil named Baconnaise to save their school. Along the way, they'll discover a web of secrets and corruption involving the principal, vice principal, and even their favorite teacher."
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Comes out April 8th,2014

The coolest thing about this book is the name,the summary and Baconnaise. Now, I'm not saying it was a bad book... its just that the plot was boring. Which sucks because I think it had plenty of basis to be a an and edgy book. First off, there wasn't really any Vigilante Poets society. They formed a group that lasted basically like 2 pages and then PLOT TWIST <-- a="" and="" bland.="" fell="" felt="" for="" great="" in="" is="" it="" just="" myself="" nbsp="" of="" outline="" p="" plot="" quite="" short="" story="" summary.="" the="" there="" was="" which="">

To add to the bland plot the characters were pretty bland. We only knew them on the surface and never really got into what made them tick. I knew more about the characters they were investigating then themselves and although, I liked Ethan has a narrator and he seems to be a sweet boy. He is rather odd and lacking a sense of self. He felt self deprecating and it got old.  I would have rather had Elizabeth and Jackson tell the story, since they seemed more Vigilante like.

My feelings were middle of the road with The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Acadmy. It just could of been better in my opinion. However, I don't feel like it was a waste of time to read and in a lot of ways the writing style reminded me of John Green. So I see potential to want to read more books from this author. 

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