Book Review Monday #1 Cold Case by Julia Platt Leonard

I will be starting a new series on my blog. Every Monday, I’m going to review a book. For this first BRM, I’m reviewing a book that my friend let me borrow. Cold Case is written by Julia Platt Leonard.

This story revolves around a murder. The main character discovers a body in the refridgerator of his family resteraunt. All signs point to his older brother, who is swiftly arrested.  The protagonist is determined to find the real murderer and clear his family name.

I would say that this story does seem to move along quite fast (the body is found within the first 10 pages), so you won’t feel any connection with the characters. And, while it revolves around the murder, the author tries to have an underlying “family secret.” However, she neglects this plot and tries to revive it in the last 20 pages. Still it is a book that really surprises you. It’s a great page turner, and thrills, in a non- graphic way. It’s great for someone who focuses on the thrills of a book, rather than emotional connection. The age group recomended for this is 12-14.

All in all on a scale of 1 to 10, I give this book a 7.

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Case-Julia-Platt-Leonard/dp/1442420103

Ignorance

A few weeks ago, I saw something that annoyed me to no end. I met a family from India. They were so ignorant, it made me sick. They were convinced that African American people were bad. They spent a huge amount of tim telling us that “those black people” hated Indians. They assumed that they were hateful, rude, and scary, without caring to inform themselves. As an American, even as a human, I was angry. I interupted them and explained that the few Africans that they had met may have been rude, but that had nothing to do with their race. Their personality says nothing about their skin color and Vise Versa. This family laughed at me, with a look that screamed “What does a 12 year old know?”. I was furious.

This was not to blame or call anyone out, but I wanted to show that people, even in this day and age, can be ignorant. I am not against Indians, but I am against people who stereotype based on race. I would hope that others would inform themselves before saying hateful things like that.