Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough

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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.
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There is a great legend of the guardian angel who traveled across time and space for the human girl he loved, slaying those who would threaten her with a gleaming sword made of heavenly light.

This is not that story.

Jerome Hancock is Heidi Devine's guardian angel. Sort of. He's more of an angel trainee, in heaven's soul-rehabilitation program for wayward teens. And he's just about to get kicked out for having too many absences and for violating too many of the Ten Commandments for the Dead.

Heidi, meanwhile, is a high school junior who dreams of being an artist, but has been drafted onto her basketball team because she's taller than many a grown man. 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.

When the unthinkable happens, these two lost souls must figure out where they went wrong and whether they can make things right before Heidi's time is up and her soul is lost forever.

Martha Brockenbrough's debut novel is hilarious, heartbreaking, and hopeful, with a sense of humor that's wicked as hell, and writing that's just heavenly.
 

About Martha Brockenbrough

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Martha Brockenbrough graduated from Stanford University with degrees in classics and English. At various times, she has worked as a high school teacher, a journalist, and a Web producer. Currently she keeps a weekly on-line journal of family life (http: //marthabee.com/mommychronicles/default.shtml) with subscribers in over 16 countries. She also writes an educational humor column for the on-line encyclopedia Encarta. Martha lives in Seattle with her husband, Adam Berliant; daughter, Lucy; dog, Misty; and cats, Spot and Lily.
 
Published September 1, 2012 by Scholastic Inc.. 309 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Susan Carpenter on Jun 11 2012

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.

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