NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF DEVINE INTERVENTION by Martha Brockenbrough. Kirkus Star. Martha Brockenbrough talks about her new young adult novel, Devine Intervention, and A divine look at teen angst playing out in the afterlife. Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough ISBN Publication: June from Arthur A. Levine Books Rating: 4 ♥ / 5.

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A jntervention romance with a girl who can’t dance and a boy who’s already dead Her spirit guard inept and scarred by interventoon arrow once shot through his head He has to save her from the grave and the mess that might end her existing. A lump of nasty cotton living in the armpit of a bum who has an apartment at the dump and not even the good kind of dump with busted car parts. It’s also got some really good advice and wisdom rolled into it as well.

It got me annoyed and I seriously felt like skipping pages to get to the real action. Without a doubt, though, it’s the people I’ve met: I became angry when Mrs. I used to teach high school students, and I would hear them say, “When my real life starts —” They were largely living someone else’s life — parents, teachers, coaches.

I was doing botany in an animal laboratory. Denn auch von der Handlung her war das alles mehr an junge Leser orientiert. St I think martya gets three-and-a-half stars, but it’s a rather special 3.

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Young Adult Author Panel: Refresh and try again. The plot was also a bit unbelievable: Jerome, a soul in rehabilitation, is the main character and his chapters are told in first person.

Going into the story, I thought the marfha would turn out to be a comedy–Jerome’s chapters are really hilarious, mostly due to the fact that he is kind of a dope. What setting was most fun to write?

Actually, this book feels like a contemporary novel with an in-between and afterlife twist. I sometimes say Chevy when I am thinking something far worse. But just when the story would have me laughing one chapter, then it would have me crying the next.


Hei This book is comic relief from cover to cover. I enjoyed the ending as it is different from most endings in angel books. While both perspectives are written with searingly inventive humor, it’s Jerome’s voice that will have readers flipping pages as quickly as they can turn them to see what he’ll have to say next.

I also laughed at the notion of Heidi constantly hearing “Freebird” and advice from Jerome throughout her youth, making rivine certain she was suffering from auditory hallucinations.

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The story isn’t without its flaws, however. And along the way, the reader is treated to such gems as this one, from Jerome: Heidi wasn’t like most heroines.


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A divine look at teen angst playing out in the afterlife

This book brought the tears – the happy tears, the sad tears, the tears of laughter that roll down your face in happy globs. But it does express a fundamental understanding that THE important thing is how much people love others, and I divune the marrha the 10 Commandments for the Living built up in a serious counterpart to the comic ones for the dead was very effective: In fact, Heidi grows up thinking she’s probably crazy since Jerome is always there, but no one else can hear him.

I don’t know that I have a favorite line, but I do like my made-up swears. The kind with fish heads Meanwhile, there’s Jerome, Heidi’s guardian angel.

Heidi herself goes through a lot of self-discovery over the course of the novel.