Year 9, Book 117

117. Blues for Zoey by Robert Paul Weston

In the young adult novel, Blues for Zoey, Kaz is a high school boy who works at a local laundromat that he lives above with his mother and younger sister. He’s saving every penny to try and send his single mother to a clinic to help treat her severe sleeping disorder that is affecting all their lives. His life gets much more chaotic after he meets Zoey, a girl he sees playing a mysterious instrument on the street across from the laundromat. She draws him into a number of crazy situations. I didn’t really care much for this book, but despite my general dislike of it overall I actually really like how it ended. I maybe should have seen the ending coming, but I didn’t and I really like what the author did with it. I give it a 5 out of 10.

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