He's working hard for the money for his mom's treatment. Doing the right, honest thing.. But then comes Zoey, then she walks past, and she's like a magnet for his eyes and good-guy sensibilities. What highlights Kaz's honesty and personality is the author's writing. Between the covers of this book is prose that reveals a narrator without guile, without artifice. I'm not saying Kaz would give anyone the shirt off his back if they asked for it, but when he gets involved in something and starts to care, starts to want to help, he'll do anything.
Which I think is why he's first attracted to Zoey. She's so bizarre, so different, and looking like she needs a hand. So he offers it. But life is like a seesaw.
We go up when we try to help and we get knocked right back down when someone lies. As much as the book is about Kaz, it also seems to be about truth and lies. What we know as true, what we think is true, and how we know someone is lying to us. It makes the world a minefield at times too dangerous to cross, especially for a guy like Kaz. He's not an idiot, and it's not that he blindly trusts everyone he meets. He just doesn't see why some people would lie about certain things.
He's a good guy, working hard, trying to figure out the world, and it's unfortunate that he ends up in a sticky and slightly dangerous situation. This book screams Canadian literature.
Review: Blues for Zoey by Robert Paul Weston
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Robert Paul Weston is the author of several internationally award-winning books for children and young adults. White Read Aloud Honor.
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Your review has been submitted and will appear here shortly. You'd think he's saving up for college, but he's actually not. His mother suffers from a very rare disorder that makes her sleep for days sometimes. There is a place that can treat her, but it's very expensive, and they can't afford it. Kaz is saving up for that. In the beginning of the summer, Kaz notices a girl outside his shop playing a very unique instrument, and he falls in love. Not literally, but Kaz was extremely fascinated by her, and he just felt like he wanted to know her. Reading on, the story was very interesting.
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It was a cute contemporary where the guy is trying to get a girl and also plays a hero trying to save his mom. I was surely mistaken because it wasn't only that. Blues for Zoey is so much more than just that. The characters, all of them, were great. I don't think I disliked any of them, and I felt like evey single one of them was unique and different than the other in their own way.
Robert Paul Weston also has a way in making the reader to never stop reading his book. It was kind of like an addiction. I just always wanted to know more, and because the chapters were small, I'd always say "just one more chapter".