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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Another thing is that the story line was too simple.

Jul 30, Haley intervwntion it liked it. Among his soul rehab assignments was playing guardian angel to year-old Heidi, but the one time he was really needed, Jerome was too busy yukking it up with a fellow SRPNT member to prevent Heidi from walking across a frozen pond and falling through the ice to her death.

And the ending, because I put my heart into that one—I think of it as a love letter to people who brockenbroughh uncomfortable in their own skin, and to people who never got the chance to experience a Hollywood-style teen romance.

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 person writing style vs. She was suffering just as much as her family and friends were.

Apr 24, Hallie added it Recommended to Hallie by: Read more of my reviews at Dazzling Reads Humorous, Deep and Unforgettable I love angel novels and, as I have said many times, they are my favorite mythological beings. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Although it’s an “easy” read, it offers powerful and deep messages that are thought-provoking as well as entertaining.

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So of course, Heidi’s upset and ends up taking a walk near a frozen pond. First, the title is spelled that way because the main character is named Heidi Devine. This was a solid 3. There’s been some concern expressed about teens turning to very dark literature. Even with how things were at home, I have a rule about not ratting because I don’t do that to family, no matter what.


Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It wasn’t the focus of the story, and in fact, it was pretty much left to one page of awkward awesomeness.

Heidi and Jerome both grow up in this novel and learn to live in the moment and say what they need to say to the ones they love. Funny, sad and touching. O’Brien rated it really liked it. Apart from the pacing, there wasn’t anything major that I disliked. I have to say, this is where the story went south for me. The main concept of the book is somewhat depressing since it includes death and family grievingbut Brockenbrough makes me cry from laughing so hard.

A divine look at teen angst playing out in the afterlife

I still remember how it feels. Jerome Hancock is Heidi Devine’s guardian angel.

Heidi has always heard a voice in her head, a voice that sings classic ro Not many angel books are hilarious and heartbreaking but Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough is one of the few books that manages to be both.

At the end of the first chapter when Jerome reflects on his failed school assignment in 8th grade to take care of an egg all week as if it were a baby, we discover he has some pretty complex layers: Jerome Hancock was ready to be nothing in life. 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.

The End Games by T. Level 2 is now called: Jun 21, Margie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pretty soon, the rehab angels were the only guardians left, and there was only enough of us for one in ten people o so to have one. June from Arthur A. However, Jerome is, and has always been, a rebel without a cause.

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Soon a tragedy happens and Heidi and Jerome must solve their problems or else they both might be forever gone from this world and the next world. They must prove themselves by becoming a guardian angel to their assigned soul. Jun 20, Pricky rated it it was ok Shelves: There are sections from the handbook, and these are quite funny for their big-business, management style language, and alternate Ten Commandments.


A wicked hilarious debut YA. Nothing short of an epic combination right there. A beautiful, fun, thought-provoking YA debut! I still get sad thinking about his father, whose story is full of pathos, for all he failed Jerome as a parent.

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The story itself is fast paced and filled with insight into human and animal nature, complete with Heidi’s loving dog Jiminy. Ich muss gestehen, dass mir die Kapitel von Jerome besser gefallen haben, als die von Heidi. Ich denke, dass es daran bfockenbrough, weil Jerome etwas frecher und offener war, als Heidi. About the choices we make and the things we can do to make up for mistakes, it is a can’t miss YA debut.

The characters were entertaining and definitely unique. But just when the story would have me laughing one chapter, then it would have me crying the next. Books by Martha Brockenbrough. Ask the Passengers by A That’s because he died when his cousin accidentally shot him in the head with an arrow.

And, speaking of the end, this one is a shocker. Read my review at: 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. She pretty much occupied his body in order to save it while Jiminy’s spirit went off to chase squirrels. I guess it was supposed to bbrockenbrough hopeful and all that, but it actually left me depressed.