The Book of Michael

The Book of Michael

Book - 2008
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After spending 6 months in prison wrongly convicted for the murder of his girlfriend, 16-year old Michael Grove is released, only to find that the stigma of imprisonment will not be easy to escape.
Publisher: Calgary : Red Deer Press, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780889954175
Branch Call Number: JF
Characteristics: 267 pages ; 19 cm


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Sep 20, 2010

It has a great storyline idea, but I found the writing incoherent, repetitive without reason, and scrambled without a clear direction.

christacar May 20, 2010

Before i read book of michael i already had an idea that it was going to be a good read and i was right. Book of michael is a really good book! i thought how the author did a good job describing the events going on is his life, what he was going through and how he felt. I guess i like the book so much because i can kind of relate to Michael, the main character. I'm not saying i do drugs of have been to jail. Asides from those things that went on in Michael's life, Michael lived a pretty normal life just like any other teen. And that is what i can relate to, and the part where adults see him as this whole different person. For any teen out there, no matter if they're doing nothing wrong adults or people older than you are going to see you as this troublesome, up to no good teen. What we can do? I guess prove them wrong and just keep on living your life.

elenabene May 15, 2010

I really enjoyed reading the book of Michael, for it caught my interest throughout the entire novel. I really like the way the novel was written because right at the beginning it caught my interest for it dived right into the problem without background information, and it slowly reveals more background information through Michael discussing his flash backs. This kept me always wanting to know more about what happened, since it is not reviled until the very end why Miranda killed Lisa. Also, I enjoyed the diversity of characters in this book for so many had very interesting and different personalities such as Michael, Phyllis, Miranda, Louis, and Mr. Tyson. With regards to the ending, I know others did not like it, but I felt that it did make sense for Michael for he felt guilty of the murder and felt he was a cause of it for just ditching Miranda when she was deep into drugs and in need. By living with Miranda it also helped him move on with his life, and even help hers. This non typical life situation of living with the murderer who killed you loved one, provided an interesting twist to the novel, and an alternate way of the reader to interpret the situation.

MoradSaad May 01, 2010

Relating to this book personally was a challenge. However, Michael's character was established more and more in every chapter. The big climactic ending came as a huge surprise to me; I could never imagine that anyone, young or old, male or female, could end up living with the person who killed a loved one. Regardless of the fact that both Miranda and Michael once loved each other, the fact remains that she did kill Lisa, and put Michael through more pain than anyone ever could have. It's almost as if he's sleeping with the enemy every night of his life from here on out.

Chocomon Apr 26, 2010

This was the first book I read from the nominees. I can't say I enjoyed it.

marikha Apr 16, 2010

my favourite!!!! this book is very cool .... my type of book

Chocolate55 Apr 09, 2010

I think this book was alright I didn't enjoy it like I enjoyed the other books that I read.

Maha_K Apr 06, 2010

Awesome Book !! but i think Michael should have sued. i felt really sorry for him :(

nabeelab Mar 23, 2010

This was an entertaining book. I liked it overall, but I didn't like the ending much.

daggermoon Mar 23, 2010

well i have reed more of this book and it is getting good now he has some one to talk to and his grandma phyllis is great with him i have a grandma just like here and now i am prowd to have someone like that in my life.

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