I learned that the author Daze talked about the death of her mother and how it affected her. Yet it's far from depressing — it's a story of survival and hope, about living on and letting go. About this Item: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. When Daisy stumbles upon this, at first she is horrified, but slowly grows to almost love it. Sometimes it's because of her dad, who likes to watch old home movies when he can't sleep. Daisy, aka Daze, has been struggling with her mother's death for years. Daisy secretly begins to spend time with the head, and it seems to make her much happier, but then it disappears from his office and she gets into trouble trying to hide it.
Sometimes it's because of her dad, who likes to watch old home movies when he can't sleep. I particularly did not like the girl, Daze the main character I felt like she didn't undergo much character development and I felt she made so many annoying poor choices that made me roll my eyes. Reminder is a quick read with short chapters that keep the plot moving quickly as well as emotional moments that give some depth to the main character, but the premise of the story is so ridiculous that it is hard to get in to. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, September, 2007, April Spisak, review of Genesis Alpha, p. Though she's told the kids at school tons of stories about hospitals and chemotherapy, she refuses to discuss it with the therapist she's been seeing. Yet it's far from depressing -- it's a story of survival and hope, about living on and letting go.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages and cover are clean and intact. It is connected to a laptop that runs a program allowing the head to make limited conversation. Yes, Daze's father is a scientist, but it's a plot device rather than the fundamental point of the book. Daze, her father and her little brother Ryan have moved to a new house and a new school where Daze's stories about her mother's illness and treatment get her some attention and much sympathy. This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at how a modern family deals with the death of one of its members.
So she wants to do something that everybody will think she was crazy. At that point it was a big problem and so much more happened. And it might allow her to do what she couldn't years ago: save her mother's life. Daze nickname from Daisy is the main character, and she and her family have moved to a new town following the death of her mother. Overall, this book was average if not a little mediocre.
This book really touched me. Daisy secretly begins to spend time with the head, and it seems to make her much happier, but then it disappears from his office and she gets into trouble trying to hide it. The little monkey searches for his mother with the help of a butterfly who finds all kinds of creatures, but has a lot of trouble finding Mom. The synopsis sounded interesting so decided to pick it up, find a comfy place to sit and start reading. Her mother's death made a big impact in her life.
All in all it was nice concept but the book seemed to end too aprubtly, and the book falls short of dealing with the concept of coping with a loved one's death. Which don't get me wrong, I loved this book, and I couldn't put it down, its just not what I expected haha! But i learned while reading that, it ended up being that her mother killed her self. Maybe because her father created a life-like replica of her head and embedded it with artificial intelligence so it sounds like her mother and responds to questions. Comments Like to comment on this review? Rune Michaels, the visionary author of Genesis Alpha, plunges headfirst into the waters where science, family, and memory meet, and emerges with a powerful and fascinating story about loss and survival that challenges everything we think we know about the people we love. I really didn't like Daze as a character and the way she treated her little brother.
This book wasn't a waste of time but was also not a good use of it. And she is hearing it. But this time, it's none of those things. Although, I was a little confused about the plot. Instead, Daze finds an android head that looks and sounds like her mother. About this Item: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. She lives with her father and her little brother Ryan.
This might be good for a reluctant reader as a high-interest, low-level story. Your mother is the one that has your back. It is a bittersweet moment that turns eerie when she hears her mother's voice in her father's workroom at the university. Teens will read it, devour it and love it, but adults are missing out. But this book really was not what I thought it would be.