Kate Houlton Houlton itibaren Kasar Balkunda, Maharashtra 413607, Hindistan
The second of nine volumes of diaries written during the 1660s by English public servant Samuel Pepys while he was in his late 20's and early 30's. As Pepys becomes a little more established as a naval bureaucrat under the re-established monarchy of King Charles II, he learns of troubling financial obligations incumbant upon his rising position, and his weaknesses for wine and the theater. He is excited at being the heir of his deceased Uncle Thomas, but finds that the estate contained much less money than expected and business troubles that pre-occupied him much of the year. I learned of this diary through a tribute to Pepys's birthday (23 February 1633) on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac.
Beauty's release was anticlimactic for me. I enjoyed it but it wasn't as intense for me. This is saying a lot for a young 16 year old. I did like Sebastian so that is a plus. The ending was a happily ever after. I've always hoped Ms. Rice would return with a little "married" Beauty, to see what happened after HEA.
The Mars thing can get a little old. I love the weird stories that take place on Earth.
This book is an amazing book for anybody who has ever felt as if they were on the outskirts of life. The protagonist is a young man who we follow as he embarks on the hard road ahead of him that is high school. Through his eyes we are forced to open our own to the joys and sorrows of being an adolescent.