Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo

This week’s book is Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo by Greg Leitich Smith.
I will be Greg’s assistant for the WIFYR conference coming up in June. I figured it was only right to see what kind of writer my author is.

I’m happy to say, he’s pretty good.

This book is told from the perspective of three different characters who are all friends. This 3 different perspectives thing threw me off quite a bit at first and it was difficult to adjust every time it changed particularly because with each change all the same characters were still involved…overall, though, it worked for the story.

A cute love triangle trails through a story about science projects, student court hearings, and an overload of ancestral culture.

Reptile nerds and music geeks will love the little quirky aspects of these characters (and probably will understand them better than I did).

This was an easy read. I finished it in a single morning, occassionally laughing to myself and even feeling a few pangs in my gut from impending…things 🙂

I want to read more of Greg Leitich Smith’s work.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Alexandra

    What a great blog

    1. TA Demings

      Thanks! 🙂

  2. kessia

    What an interesting title. Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo. I wonder what audience he’s trying to appeal to with that title? You mentioned reptile nerds and music geeks (count me in!), so I wonder… In any case, it sounds fun.

  3. Alison

    I’m always up for a book that makes me laugh. Pangs are good, too. I’ll have to put this one on my to-read list. Thanks.

  4. Melanie Skelton

    Music geeks huh? Sounds intriguing.

  5. Amy Hackworth

    Sounds like a really interesting premise, and I love the cover. Yes, I do judge a book by its cover…

    1. TA Demings

      Anyone who says not to judge a book by its cover has never sold a book 😉
      Becasue we all do it. A crummy book cover won’t get anyone’s attention. Let’s be honest here.

  6. Acacia Woodbury

    Sounds good to me! I always like a book that can make me smile.

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