Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Talk Funny Girl + Giveaway

Marjorie Richards lived a sheltered life. She did not know much about the world other than school, home and her parents. This has something to do with the fact that young girls have been kidnapped around where Marjorie lives. Marjorie does not mind living a sheltered life. In fact her and her parents have created their own language. It is kind of like their own form of pig Latin. The way Marjorie talks you would like she lived in the back woods. The other kids do not get Marjorie and have nick named her “The Talk Funny Girl”.

Marjorie’s life changes when she meets Arturo Sanderson “Sands”. Sands is building a church in the middle of town. Upon Marjorie’s Aunt’s suggestion, Marjorie applies for a job helping Sands. She and Sands become close friends. Soon Marjorie starts getting a different view on the world and looks forward to her time with Sands.

I thought this was a good coming of age book. I must admit that at first I did not know how long I could stick with this book. It was the way that Marjorie talked. I wanted to grammatically correct her every time that she spoke. Once I got pass the way Marjorie talked, I found myself enjoying this book. Sands and Marjorie were the stars of this book. They both shined. It was nice getting to see Marjorie open up and grow. This book is not upbeat and light but more serious. This preferred this from a coming of age book. The Talk Funny Girl can talk funny all she wants as she is talking her way to the bank. This book is a perfect summer read.

I have one copy of this book to giveaway to US only. Please leave a email. Contest ends July 14th. Also, just for fun, share if you have ever created your own language and what it was?


Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm very interested in reading this book. I happen to enjoy reading books where the author has done a good job pinning down the local dialect. I know this book involves and invented language, but I'm really intrigued. To answer your question, no, I've never invented a language :( For a long time I lamented not having a twin so that we could come up with one together!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a very interesting. I've never invented a language.


A Musing Mother said...

Just a pig latin stage. Glad I outgrew that one.

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Literati Wannabe said...

I never invented my own language, but me and my friends thought we were spy masterminds for speaking pig latin :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

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AmandaSue said...

Does bad english count? LOL I have a hard enough time at english so no I didn't ever create my own language.

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Vicki said...

I'd love to win this book!

My brother and I used sign language.


Cassandra said...

Never thought about creating my own language. Which I could!

Cassandra Hernandez

B.T. Hoskins said...

A friend and I rearranged the vowels and consonants of the alphabet in middle school, making a code that the parents and teachers couldn't read. It was our own "language".


Wanda said...

Oh how funny. My teen girls and I have a long running joke about our secret language. We use it when we need a good laugh.