Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blog Tour: Review: The Boogie Trapp

For the full tour schedule and links, go HERE


Something happened to two boys over sixty years ago. The backwoods of Alabama in the 1940s set the stage for this edge of your seat thriller. Boogie and Trapper are best friends, known about town for their wild, annoying, obnoxious, and hysterically funny antics. Roaming the woods, swimming in the creek, playing Double Dare, smoking, cussing, drinking beer, and always trying to outdo each other. These two thirteen-year-old boys growing up in this time period have freedoms that would be considered absolutely crazy by today's standards. Riding their bikes on a drizzly April day, goofing off and having fun for hours, looking forward to the boy/girl party they are excitedly anticipating later today, rumors of kissing games and more make them silly and giddy. Then the day goes terribly wrong. They have found themselves in a desperate "no way out" situation. They are thrown into a horrific event that moves faster than a speeding bullet, a wild, white knuckled roller coaster ride, RUN Boogie, RUN, RUN................ A suspenseful, scary thriller, tragically horrific, it is a story that must be told, a promise that must be kept. Their lives will be changed forever - can they get away, and will they ever live to tell the tale?


This or That with Kerry Copeland Smith

Writing or Reading? reading

Coke or Pepsi? neither

Mountains or Beach? In between.

The Great Gatsby or Lord of the Flies? Toss up. Neither did well when first released, but later turned in to best sellers There is always hope!!!!!.

Modern Books or Classics? I read mostly Modern.

YA or Adult? Adult

My Thoughts:

What I Liked:

  • I really like how this ends up being a sort of autobiographical account of the author. The characters are revealed to be him and a friend. I like the switch-up of knowing that the author did this about himself, and for a very specific reason.
  • That very specific reason. I think I do enjoy the first chapter in which our main character is telling the story of why he wrote the book. I think it sets up the scene and we know why things are happening.
  • I like the style of writing. It's a smooth, easy-to-read style that just flows. It's pleasant to read and very comprehensible. 
  • I also like the plotline in general. I remember applying for the tour and thinking how much I wanted to join because wow this sounded incredible. I wasn't disappointed by it. I'm pleased to say the plot lived up to my expectations and more.
What I did not like:
  • While I said above that I like the first chapter, and how it set everything up, I did not like how simple it was. I was getting bored through that first bit, which is something you never want a reader to feel, especially so early on. Some things were over-explained and mentioned too many times. It makes things difficult and rather annoying to the brain.
Overall, excellent book. It is a great story that I will probably recommend.

Rating: 4 stars


Kerry Copeland Smith is the pseudonym of Harold (Hal) W. Brewer and also his alter-ego, Brewer will readily confess. “He was there waiting for me when they pulled me from my mother’s womb,” Brewer laughingly says. “Boogie is older, smarter, tougher and more daring, so I have been very fortunate to have had him around all these years.” Brewer, the youngest of four children, grew up in the small coal mining town of Bradford, Alabama, where his father was employed as a coal miner. His mother, a “stay at home mom,” was an accomplished seamstress, an avid reader, and strict disciplinarian, who “kept close tabs on me,” Brewer states. Brewer attended Mortimer Jordan High in Morris, Alabama and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He was hired by Montgomery Ward Co. in 1964 and spent the next thirty-two years as an executive, in both their Retail and Logistics’ division. After retiring from the retail business in 1996, he formed his own Real Estate Investment Co., which he managed until fully retiring in 2008. “Boogie was there with me every step of the way, Brewer says. When things weren’t right and the going was tough, I called on Boogie and things got straightened out!” Brewer is also an accomplished artist. His paintings hang in numerous homes throughout the south. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tammie and their three cats. He has two sons (from a previous marriage), three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 


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1 Winner will receive a Copy of The Boogie Trapp by Kerry Copeland Smith. 
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