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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Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough
I think this gets three-and-a-half stars, but it’s a rather special 3. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
I first spotted this in a bookstore and what really caught my attention was how “divine” was spelled wrong. It managed to be about life itself, which is no small thing.
But the problem with this is that increasingly we see there’s not much reason for Jerome to be viewed as such a nearly lost soul. Well actually, Jerome was trying to save her, but he doomed her spirit instead. Yet, he still changes for good thanks to the many years he has been around Heidi. Preview — Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough.
Nov 08, Miriam Mathew rated it it was ok Matha He has only 24 hours to keep her soul from disappearing forever and salvage his own last chance at rehabilitation. About the choices we make and the things we can do to make up for mistakes, it is a can’t miss YA debut.
Pretty soon, the rehab angels were the only guardians intervnetion, and there was only enough intsrvention us for one in ten people o so to have one. Heidi has an imaginary friend named Jerome. The best part about Devine Intervention was the humor. Lists with This Book. She pretty much occupied his body in order to mqrtha it while Jiminy’s spirit went off to chase squirrels.
For Jerome, this is Heidi Devine an artist in the making and an awkward teen. I was almost dreading reading this one since I thought it would be just like all the other books in which guardian angels must take care of their human charges amidst quite a lot of breast heaving, passion, love triangles, and remonstrations not to get involved with the human charge.
I wish I had a lobby of my own.
Brockenbrough devises a devilishly clever narrative, alternating Jerome’s first-person account with Heidi’s tightly focused third-person perspective.
May 28, Maria rated it really liked it. Clearly, Brockenbrough is not a follower of the New Testament. Jerome, a bit of a screw-up with attitude, gets shot in the head with his cousin’s arrow and finds himself in soul intervdntion, where he’s assigned as guardian angel to Heidi, a girl with confidence issues. Knew it would be fun.
There were points where I embarrassed myself in public because I couldn’t contain the intervetnion and other times when I was wiping the tears from my eyes. Everything that happens to her helps her see the person she can be, and wants to be.
A divine look at teen angst playing out in the afterlife
Trust me on this one. It deals a lot with the power of love. There are, of course, plenty of the “more serious” conversations and events in this book, but the author manages to keep the tone light for the most part. I still remember what I used to say and the imaginative conversations I would have, so I bu it’s a function of being true to your memories and true to those things you felt when you were a teenager. The plot was also a bit unbelievable: I had to skip pages because of the description of cat killing.
interventikn I also adored the supplemental information like The Guardian Angel’s Handbook, particularly the sarcastic notes on the bottom. The balance between both characters works its miracle though. There is animal death in this novel. Which explains a lot about the thing that happened later with Heidi. Can I just say that I love books like this?
I have to say, this is where the story went south for me. Devine Intervention, as I previously said, is nothing like the other angel books I have read before. What happens at that talent show sets a chain of events into motion that propels the plot of the novel, which is kind of difficult to continue summarizing here without posting a bunch of spoilers. That’s the ca Sometimes I start a new book and quickly realize that I’m reading something quite different from what I expected.
She falls through the ice, and Jerome inadvertently saves her This is where I think the infervention structure clashes with the emotional realities of the story being told.