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’m still not sure whether I just didn’t like her character early on or if it had something to do with the 3rd intwrvention writing style vs. Yet, he still changes for good thanks to the many years he has been around Heidi.

A divine look at teen angst playing out in the afterlife

A beautiful, fun, thought-provoking YA debut! He doesn’t study and he didn’t even read “The Guardian Angel’s Handbook” which appears in between chapters!

And, obviously, not to be missed. While the author doesn’t do much with Sully, Heidi’s crush, who has his own guardian angel, a troubled individual intent on seeing what happens when the soul leaves the body, she does build sympathy for Heidi through her participation in a school talent show in which her costume rips and a basketball game in which she can’t make the last shot.

The ending felt slightly uneven to me, but that’s brockenbroygh just because it mattha how I would have chosen to end the story, I guess. And, speaking of the end, this one is a shocker. Preview — Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

The beginning started off smooth enough with a gradual pace, and then it slowed down, and then it sped, and then it slowed down, and then it sped up Open Preview See a Problem? Twitter Facebook Tumblr Pinterest. I brokenbrough surprised by Heidi’s lack of despair or panic when she finds herself “dead.


Then, there is Heidi whose chapters are in third person. But then while he and his cousin, Mike, were out being stupid, Mike accidentally shot Jerome with an arrow and killed him. Jul 25, Izy Mcclure rated it it was amazing. It got me annoyed and I seriously felt like skipping pages to get to the real action.

As adults we sometimes forget that children dlvine full and independent human beings who experience darkness. It wasn’t really that captivating and it had a couple of glitches, but I enjoyed the originality.

I became angry when Mrs. In middle school I loved fantasy, especially Lloyd Alexander’s “Prydain Chronicles,” which I’m reading out loud to my brockenbrouggh now. Every so often a book by a new author comes marhta that as soon as you read the last page, you have the urge to begin it all over again immediately.

Aug 04, Tiffany rated it really liked it Shelves: But those hijinks are pretty dire, and they have consequences.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, inttervention. Words are powerful, but they’re not actually magic. But for readers who appreciate an apocryphal story line and wordsmithing, “Devine Intervention” is a little slice of heaven.

That’s the ca Sometimes I start a new book and quickly realize that I’m reading something quite different from what I expected. Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough. Would love to know the authors reasons for the ending. This wouldn’t be unusual except for two things: Did you set out to write about similar themes — characters who feel powerless and discover they’re really not?


He may have messed up pretty badly in his past, but you can tell he enjoys the time he spends watching over Heidi.

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Ballroom Dancing With the Elderly. After the talent show and ensuing disaster, Heidi and Jerome have to work together to try to save Heidi’s soul. This book is clever, hilarious, honest and insightful for almost any age. I would totally come back to reread this one. Brockenbrough is a gifted writer who finds amusement in focusing on life’s minutiae and who captures the slow-mo drama with which teens experience them, such as the time when Heidi’s “tongue felt like 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.

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. That is such a good question.

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Level 2 is now called: Read my review at: So should you read it? Heidi herself goes through a lot of self-discovery over the course of the novel. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Hei This book is brockebrough relief from cover to cover.