Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dock Friend Dave & NY Times

A few weeks ago I wrote about going shrimping with our dock friend Dave Yoo and his family at Pennekamp Marina.
I also mentioned that Dave is an author...

and I just found out that his most recent book just got a thumbs up from...the NY Times.
Below is the review from the March 13 children's section of the book review:
(( So, let's all go out and buy the book. -- Even if it's not yet available on my kindle))
Yeah, Dave!

By David Yoo.
Hyperion. $16.99. (Ages 13 and up)

It wouldn’t seem possible to make high school jocks, popular girls and losers fresh and hilarious, but Yoo does it. His Romeo and Juliet story is a winner (outcast Albert Kim with popular girl Mia? No way), but it’s Albert’s ice-dry telling of his tale of woe that sets it apart. From his uncool Korean parents with their “legitimately tragic childhoods” to the angry little kids next door (“a barrage of iceballs arc overhead like grenades”), Albert views growing up with all the comic sweetness and unsentimentality it deserves.

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