Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Trailer Tuesday: Truancy by Isamu Fukui

Title: Truancy
Isamu Fukui
In an alternate world, in a nameless totalitarian city, the autocratic Mayor rules the school system with an iron fist, with the help of his Educators. Fighting against the Mayor and his repressive Educators is a group of former students called the Truancy, whose goal is to take down the system by any means possible—at any cost.

Against this backdrop, fifteen-year-old Tack is just trying to survive. His days are filled with sadistic teachers, unrelenting schoolwork, and indifferent parents. Things start to look up when he meets Umasi, a mysterious boy who runs a lemonade stand in an uninhabited district.

Then someone close to Tack gets killed in the crossfire between the Educators and the Truants, and Tack swears vengeance. To achieve his purpose, he abandons his old life and joins the Truancy. There, he confronts Zyid, an enigmatic leader with his own plans for Tack. But Tack soon finds himself torn between his desire for vengeance and his growing sympathy for the Truants….

So I decided to take a break from my zombie madness and skimmed for some new book trailers. Truancy is a novel that has caught my interest many times at the store because the author wrote this book when he was fifteen years old. (Now he is eighteen I believe?) There are a small number of young published writers out there so I really want to know how good this one is. I don't like the trailer personally but the plot sounds intriguing.

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The Book Resort said...

A tisket... a Tack ~ sit... lol

Here a little something for ya...

Diana Dang said...

Thanks! o3o

wdebo said...

Sounds cool!

Yeah for teenage writers!!

Wdebo :)

Diana Dang said...