Sunday, June 1, 2014

Are You Experienced

Are You Experienced
by: Jordan Sonnenblick

Should you read it?: Maybe
...if you have any interest in Woodstock or the music of that time period.
Category: Young Adult

This book is about a 15-year old boy named Rich who ends up back at Woodstock with his 15-year old dad. He gets to experience Woodstock in all its glory. He learns a lot about where his dad came from and why he has such a troubled relationship with his dad now. He also spends the majority of the book trying to save his uncle from starting a drug addiction which ultimately led to his death. I actually really enjoyed this book. It took me a little bit to get into it, but once I was, I was all about it. I've always loved music from the 60's and 70's so reading about the people who were there and the artists had me looking up information again about their real lives. It obviously centers around Jimi Hendrix, hence the title, and that also left me feeling both good and bad for his life and legacy. I thought this was really well done. The only reason I wouldn't give it a "Yes" rating is because I'm just not 100% positive that the majority of people would feel the same way I did.

Things I liked
I loved the music. I have always said I wish I could've attended Woodstock, so it's almost like I could this time.

I liked the way the book explores his relationship with his dad and learning to understand and appreciate where we come from and who that leads us to become.

Things I didn't
Like I said, it took me a little while to get into. I guess I found that I enjoyed the Woodstock part more than the modern day part, so I started really getting into it once he was at Woodstock.

Overall: Great read for music lovers.

Book 36 of 50

No comments:

Post a Comment