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    Tuesday, November 14, 2006

    Yes, another top ten list -- we just can't live without them. However, this one is a bit different than yesterday's.... It's the top ten of TV bands. Take a look. Does your favourite hit the list? It's all about music and television!

    Saint Iggy by K.L. Going
    From the author of Fat Kid Rules the World (which I loved) comes another story about a down-and-out teen who hits bottom and wants to make his way back up again. When Iggy gets kicked out of school, the only person he can tell is Freddie, his dad's dealer. So he comes up with a plan to make something of himslef and treks across the city to find his once-mentor and friend Mo. Mo dropped out of law school to live an ascetic life, but when Mo suddenly gets into debt with Freddie, Iggy finds himself caught in a battle of wills between Mo and Mo's mother and between Mo and the dealer. And that's when Iggy discovers something he can do to bring value to his life and help his friends.
    I liked this book. I'm having a hard time putting my finger on exactly what it was that kept me reading, though I tend to believe it was the characterization of Iggy. He lived a flawed and difficult life, probably quite unfair, but he was willing to accept the flaws and wanted to make something better for at least one person, despite what he would have to sacrifice.
    Y FICTION Going

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