Notice for Review Requests

I have been receiving some review requests over the past few months. However, I have been quite busy with my personal and school life to continue actively reviewing novels. I do read every request that has been sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all. I have accumulated a pile I have yet to go through and I try to work with what I have instead rather than taking on more.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take a couple of months before I get around to it.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. Once in awhile when I have time, a new review will go up.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Trailer Tuesday: Truancy by Isamu Fukui

Title: Truancy
Author:
Isamu Fukui
Description:
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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4 comments:

The Book Resort said...

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

Here a little something for ya...

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/04/shut-my-mouth.html

Diana Dang said...

Thanks! o3o

wdebo said...

Sounds cool!

Yeah for teenage writers!!

Wdebo :)

Diana Dang said...

Agreed!