NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF DEVINE INTERVENTION by Martha Brockenbrough. Kirkus Star. Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough ISBN Publication: June from Arthur A. Levine Books Rating: 4 ♥ / 5. Martha Brockenbrough talks about her new young adult novel, Devine Intervention, and A divine look at teen angst playing out in the afterlife.
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I laughed until I cried. So climactic, and although I predicted most of it and wondered why that hadn’t been step one on Jerome’s to do list – although we are told early on that he doesn’t really obey or read the rulesone part of the resolution just boggled my mind.
Ballroom Dancing with the Elderly, etc You are dead; 2, You were a troublemaker in your earthly form: He had been aiming for an orange on top of Jerome’s head and missed. Sometimes I start a new book and quickly realize that I’m reading something quite different from what I expected. Apr 05, Megan rated it it was amazing.
Jerome Hancock is the guardian angel for Heidi Devine, a sixteen-year-old who plunges into an icy pond when the ice breaks thr I was almost dreading reading this one since I thought it would be just like all the other books in which guardian angels must take care of their human charges amidst quite a lot of breast heaving, passion, love triangles, and remonstrations not to get involved with the human charge.
Heidi has grown up her whole life with Jerome in her head, thinking she must be crazy. I really thought that was ridiculous. The book, as light-hearted as it seems since it’s just a YA novel and just about a guardian angel, somehow managed to be about more than those fluffy-sounding subjects. There is a great legend of the guardian angel who traveled on handsome wings across time and space for the human girl he loved, slaying those who would threaten her with a gleaming sword made of heavenly light.
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The ending felt slightly uneven to me, but that’s probably just because it wasn’t how I would have chosen to end the story, I guess. I still get sad thinking about his father, whose story is full of pathos, for all he failed Jerome as a parent.
At some point she possesses her dog. People seeking for a refreshing, relevant and heavenly read will certainly devour this one! Oct 29, ILoveBooks rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don’t know that I have a favorite line, but I do like my made-up swears.
Jerome is about to get kicked out of angel in-training school and be sent to Hell. I also like the scene where Jerome visits his father in the middle of the night. It did not disappoint.
For Jerome, this is Heidi Devine an artist in the making and an awkward teen. The story’s humor comes from the snippets from the Guardian Angel’s Handbook with its Ten Commandments for the Dead and Ten Commandments for the Living, a handbook that Jerome has misplaced and never done more than untervention through.
Book Interventiob for the Sleepless Reader. It wasn’t the focus of the story, and in fact, it was pretty much left to one page of awkward awesomeness. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.
I intervenrion this gets three-and-a-half stars, but it’s a rather special 3. For me this was an okay book, a light not exactly light book to read when you lots of time on your hands. Before we died, computer geniuses were the dorks who dreamed of inventing robot girlfriends because the real thing wouldn’t go near them for a million years. I thought it was cute and heartbreaking.
And it’s either face his teachers and probably be thrown in one of the horrible levels of Hell, or let Heidi’s soul vanish into the nothing for eternity.
Because its funny and poignant and unexpected and GOOD. As for the plot, it kind of dragged out in the second half, but it was okay It’s where Jerome and Heidi, my two protagonists, are floating above the mall where the back entrance to heaven is secretly located. Jun 20, Pricky rated it it was ok Shelves: After the talent show and ensuing disaster, Heidi and Jerome have to work together to try to save Heidi’s soul.
Jun 21, Margie rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are so many twists in this novel that the reader may guess at, but never assume will happen.
The characters were entertaining and definitely unique. Now Heidi and Jerome are both in soul limbo. Even with how things were at home, I have a rule about not ratting because I don’t do that to family, no matter what. Jul 26, Christine Myers rated it it was mqrtha Shelves: Funny, sad and touching. That is such a good question. Bei Echt mieses Timing geht beides!