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Guy Time: 04/24/10

Happy Birthday Frankie and So B. It by Sarah Weeks were both such delightful (but very different) books that I have decided to read every book of hers I can find at the library. The first one I picked up with this goal in mind is Guy Time. As with my usual luck of not managing to pick the first in a series, it is the second in the "Regular Guy" series.

Guy Strang's parents are newly separated. His father had invented something fantastic that has revolutionized a piece of the tech industry and somehow in all the excitement his parents drifted apart. His father is now living in California in a fancy condo while Guy and his mother are at home and she is dating.

Guy has two problems in his life right now: a potential girl friend whom he's accidentally offended and his mother's weird taste in men. In trying to put an end to his mother's dating, he and best friend Buzz try to get his parents back together without letting her know.

My favorite characters in the book are Guy's mother and Buzz. The mother is an oddball in some regards but her quirks aren't so outlandish that she becomes an unbelievable character. When faced with typical adult problems she acts as one would expect an adult to react. Likewise, Buzz has a distinct voice from Guy. He's not a clone with a few minor changes of the protagonist. He has his own history and shows in how he speaks and reacts to things.

I currently have Guy Wire checked out from the library and will go back and read books one and three as I get the chance.

The Regular Guy series includes:

Regular Guy (1999)
Guy Time (2000)
My Guy (2001)
Guy Wire (2002)

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