Friday, August 14, 2015

Come Sit By Me by Thomas Hoobler

Hi, and welcome to my stop on the tour!! Thanks for stopping in today! You will find info on the book, the author, Thomas Hoobler, and of course, My Thoughts (cause I love to share!!). Oh, and make sure you check out other stops on the tour for author interviews, guest posts, and lots more fun! Thanks goes out to the booktrope people for all their hard work in putting this tour together. And to you for stopping by!!

About the book:
The boy who shot seven people in the school library is dead. But did his secrets die with him?

 Something terrible happened at Hamilton High last year, and those who survived don't want to relive the past. But Paul has just arrived, and gets the same locker that the shooter used. He wants to know what really happened...and you know what curiosity did to the cat.

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About the author:
Thomas Hoobler has written many books for young people and adults, mostly in collaboration with his wife Dorothy. They won the Edgar Award for Best YA novel for their book, IN DARKNESS, DEATH. The Washington Post selected that book as one of the five Best Young Readers' Books of 2005. Their website is

Come Sit By Me Tour
August 3rd

August 4th
undercover book reviews

August 5th
A Books Eternal Glory
Guest Post

August 6th
Everything Alyce

August 7th
For The Love of Fictional Worlds
Guest Post

August 10th
Living in a Bookworld

August 11th
The Travelogue of a book addict - The Book Drealms

August 12th
Mallory Heart Reviews

August 13th
My So-Called Book Reviews
Interview or Excerpt

August 14th
She Reads New Adult

Becca's Book Affair

My Thoughts: 

The Cover: I really liked the cover design for Come Sit by Me. It is eerie. Part human, part skeleton. I definitely would have read the book based on the cover alone.

The Plot:  While Come Sit by Me was a good story that moved along at a smooth pace, I couldn't help but feel like there was more to the story. It was a very simple plot and I pretty much had it all figured out by about halfway through.

The Characters: Our characters were fairly well written, but each seemed to fit very neatly into their specific boxes. Our protagonist, curious about the previous tenant of his locker, and can't let it go. He is trying to fit in and be cool at his new school. Then there are the football jocks and the insecure girls who worship them and will do whatever they ask. Our villain, who, by all appearances, follows the rules, but is really hiding a big secret. Everyone was easy to read and fairly predictable.

Is it Worth Reading?:  Yes, if you are looking for an easy, uncomplicated read, this is definitely it. Entertaining, with a subject that disturbs many, Come Sit by Me was an interesting story. I recommend Come Sit by Me to readers of YA mystery and give it 3 out of 5 crossbows!


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