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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Again, I think the need for the comic set-up rather caused a misstep, as it required everyone to allow Heidi and Jerome to bumble about with the real possibility that Heidi’s soul would be maftha forever.

Bravo, Martha Brockenbrough – your YA debut has made me almost speechless. There was just a report out of Brigham Young University that carefully counted up the number of curse words in some young adult literature. It wasn’t really that captivating and marth had a couple of glitches, but I enjoyed the originality. A fated romance with a girl who can’t dance and a boy who’s already dead Her spirit guard inept and scarred by the arrow once shot through his head He has to save her from the grave and the mess that might end her existing.

Jerome is himself a teen, shot down in his prime by an arrow to the head and sent to heaven’s soul-rehabilitation program.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Something about her narrative just didn’t quite work for me. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Who is your favorite supporting character – one you could see getting a spin-off book – and why? I haven’t read most of my BEA haul yet because a lot of them come out later in the year look for a huge glut of BEA-related reviews in August and September but it’s a safe bet that this will be one of my favorite books from BEA, if not my absolute favorite.

I really didn’t like it. I just wish we got to know more about why he was so You are dead; 2, You were a troublemaker in divinf earthly form: Thank you so much Martha!

Review: Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough | Escape Through the Pages

Heidi has always heard the voice speak to her. There is a lot behind the hilarious dialogues between the characters and I praise the author’s skill to write a poignant story with such lighthearted feeling. Every guardian angel in heaven’s soul rehabilitation program has a lobby, which is where he gets to hang out and recharge his celestial batteries while being surrounded by his favorite things.

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The story is a bit predictable and somewhat confusing towards the end what was the celestial squirrel nut for? 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.

For as long as she can remember, she’s heard a voice in her head – one that sings Lynyrd Skynyrd, offers up bad advice, and yet is company during those hours she feels most alone. Jerome was really funny. The Memory of After! Jerome is such a hilarious boy. June from Arthur A. In addition, I love the feeling of this novel. I thought it was cute and heartbreaking.

Review: ‘Devine Intervention’ shows there’s life in afterlife

Jul 30, Haley brockenhrough it liked it. Hardcoverpages. And being a romantic, I don’t always like stories where the view spoiler [boy and girl don’t end up together. That’s brickenbrough news for heathen readers who will delight in the author’s absurdist take on the after life in her devilishly riotous young adult debut, “Devine Intervention.

I read Devine Intervention after spending three hours in a zoology lab where I was classifying pinecones I know, weird. They must prove themselves by becoming a guardian angel to their assigned soul. He can’t swear, of course, so he substitutes euphemisms: Two years ago, for example, it was The Mockingbirds.

I laughed aloud and wept with joy. And it’s either divone 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.

We spoke with Martha Brockenbrough, self-described author of “books for smart kids and juvenile adults,” about her latest creation. This formed the heart of the book, and was shown in Jerome’s continued care for Heidi’s well-being even when he thought he was lost and love for his father, despite believing his father didn’t love him, and for Heidi’s increased understanding of how important her intervetion and friends and dog! The protagonist of Martha Brockenbrough’s new young adult novel, “Devine Intervention,” is a high school marrtha whose every waking moment is shared with Jerome, her guardian angel flunkie.

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Feb 27, Mignon rated it it was amazing. Devine Intervention is told from both Heidi’s and Jerome’s perspective. Every so often a book by a new author comes along that as soon as you read the last page, you have the urge to begin it all over again immediately.

Jul 25, Izy Mcclure rated it it was amazing.

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There’s a subplot involving Jerome and his father and their strained relationship that really resonated with me. I don’t know why we think that keeping any darkness out of stories is going to protect our children. I first spotted this in a bookstore and what really caught my attention was how “divine” brocksnbrough spelled wrong.

I have to say, this is where the story went south for me. He did one really rotten thing to a cat as a kid, but is absolutely remorseful about it, and cares about Heidi, even if he can’t always give her the best advice – so, why is Hell even a possibility? Overall, Devine Intervention is a fun, light read that I recommend if you feel like laughing.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Jerome is your typical teenage boy “misfit” that finds himself on the rehabilitation side of Heaven. Jerome had met an untimely death when his cousin Mike shot him in the head with an arrow. This footnote is in honor of Martha, whose footnotes might have been my favorite part.

Heidi tries to cope with being dead, and tries to figure out how to say goodbye. Heidi has an imaginary friend named Jerome.