March 20, 2018

#BookReview: 806: A Novel by @mannweil (Cynthia Weil) with @thelitcoffaerie #806novel #NetGalley

About the Book:
Sibling 1 throws blenders and plays guitar. Sibling 2 is allergic to everything and is into magic. Sibling 3 is a varsity swimmer with a group of female fans. Enough said. The only thing they have in common is their biological father, and the only thing they can agree on is that they all want to meet him. With the help of a broken-down, “borrowed” Jeep, KT, Jesse, and Gabe make their way across the country evading police, trying their luck on the slots, and meeting a life-changing pig, all to track down Donor 806, their father. Any hope of success requires smarts, luck, and ingenuity. Good thing they have each other...even if they don't see it that way.

Reviewed By: Jaiden K.
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Recommended Age: Teen
Genre: Young Adult
How I Acquired this book: Bookish First
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Author:
Cynthia Weil is a prominent American songwriter. She is famous for having written many songs together with her husband Barry Mann.

Weil was trained as an actress and dancer but soon demonstrated a songwriting ability that led to her collaboration with Barry Mann whom she would marry in August 1961. The couple has one daughter, Dr Jenn Berman, aka "Dr. Jenn." Weil became one of the Brill Building songwriters of the 1960s, and one of the most important writers during the emergence of rock and roll.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: I had never really though about sperm-donor kids before.

Check out author's other books? Probably.

Recommend this book? Yes.

Notes and Opinions: This was a cute adventure book. I had never really thought about kids with sperm-donor parents before this book. I have known adopted kids and in fact my best friend is adopted but I have know very few, if any that have had a sperm-donor as a parent. Which surprised me a lot to think about honestly, I know many gay couples who have children but I guess I always assumed they just adopted, I had never thought too hard on the other options out their for them as well as for parents where one is sterile. So I really enjoyed this book and it taking me out of my comfort zone but still teaching me that "You never know what amazing things can happen". I loved the adventure these kids had in finding their bio dad and the obstacles that were presented. There were parts that felt a little too fairy tale-like but I truly enjoyed the read. 

Go Into This One Knowing: These kids will do anything to find their bio dad including stealing, lying and being sneaky. This is about kids finding their sperm-donor parent which can be a touchy subject with some people.

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