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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Jerome Hancock is Heidi Devine’s guardian angel. 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, This is not that story.

Heidi, meanwhile, is a high school junior who dreams of being an artist, but has been drafted onto her basketball team because she’s broclenbrough than many a grown man. For as long as she can remember, she’s heard a voice in her head – one that brockenbtough 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 grockenbrough 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. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Devine Interventionplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Oct 29, ILoveBooks rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is comic relief from cover to cover. 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 read Devine Intervention after spending three hours in a zoology lab where I was classifying pinecones I know, weird. I was doing botany in an animal laboratory.

Hei This book is comic relief from cover to cover. Heidi is able to hear the voice of her guardian angel. I hate being bored, and while reading this book, I was more than entertained. There are so many twists in this novel bj the reader may guess at, but never assume will happen. Devine Intervention could be read and enjoy by any female with a sense of humor.

I give this novel, five stars!

Apr 05, Megan rated it it was amazing. Specifically, since the first moment I heard about it. I knew without a doubt that I needed to read this book and that I would love it. See, I have a special place in my heart for afterlife fiction, particularly comedic afterlife fiction, and do you know what?


My instincts did not fail me on this one. I am just going to come out and say it – this is a book that you should go out and buy right now because it is definitely going sivine my Top of list, I know it now.

When an unthinkable accident happens, splitting Heidi’s soul from her body, Jerome only has little more than a day to make sure she gets to Heaven, because no matter what, the fact he got her killed means a one way trip to Hell for eternity. This book brought the tears – the happy tears, the sad tears, the tears of laughter that roll down your face in happy globs.

It’s a hilarious book about a difficult subject brockembrough life beockenbrough the choices we make in it. It’s so imaginative and unique and fun that I fear that I cannot accurately convey how much I adored this book and the characters in it. Bravo, Martha Brockenbrough – your YA debut has made me almost speechless.

But not quite, because I have so much to just babble off about this one. The characters are atypical. Jerome is a black sheep in reform after killing a cat while participating in underage drinking. Heidi is a social outcast with an embarrassing track record behind her.

The characters are all fun and fleshed out, from the main ones to the secondary cast to the canines and squirrels and angels. I always found that I connected more with Jerome, which I suppose was the point.

This really was Jerome’s story as he fought for Heidi, but Heidi was still a girl you just had to root for in her quest to live despite all the hardship in her life.

Oh, and the ending. So climactic, and although I predicted most of it and wondered why that hadn’t been step one on Jerome’s to do list – although we are told early on that he doesn’t really obey or read the rulesone part of the resolution just boggled my mind.

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Trust me, it’s a you have to read it to believe it type brockenbrugh. There are two villains in this story really – one is time, and the other is creepy and devious and amusing. I just wish we got to know more about why he was so Let me just mention the romance very quickly. It wasn’t the focus of the story, and in fact, it was pretty much left to one page of awkward awesomeness.

Can I just say that I love books like this? It was realistic for a YA novel, and for me, that is worthy of special praise! Signed, sealed, delivered, this book had me, from the canine ghostly possession to the pizza rolls to the talent show gone bad.

Jerome and Heidi’s story was compelling, fun, sad, and a must read for any fan of contemporary fantasy. Oh, and the screenwriter is none other than the person who wrote MRS. Nothing short of an epic combination right there. You need this book. Go and buy it now and thank me later.

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About the choices we make and the things we can do to make up for mistakes, it is a can’t miss YA debut. Ich habe jetzt mal die Inhaltsangabe vom Buch gelesen: Bei Echt mieses Timing geht beides! Denn auch von der Handlung her war das alles mehr an junge Leser orientiert. Ich muss gestehen, dass mir die Kapitel von Brockenbrugh besser gefallen haben, als die von Heidi. Ich denke, dass es daran lag, weil Amrtha etwas frecher und offener war, als Heidi.


Dennoch bin ich mit beiden nicht richtig warm geworden. Und so ganz nebenbei gesagt hat es mir auch nicht gefallen.

Review: ‘Devine Intervention’ shows there’s life in afterlife

Klar, es ist toll, dass Jerome das passiert ist, aber das wirkt alles so unfertig. Heidi wird doch oft an Jerome denken und sie glaubt, dass Das wurmt mich total, dass das Ende von dem Buch so war, wie es war.

Jul 05, Kelly Hager rated it it was amazing. Heidi has an imaginary friend named Jerome. This wouldn’t be unusual except for two things: There’s actually a lot more to this story than that, but I’m not mean enough to wreck it for you.

I know what you’re thinking.

There are approximately three billion stories about angels guardians or not Heidi has an imaginary friend named Jerome. And the answer is yes, provided this is the “other one” you’re talking about. This is completely unlike those other angel books some of which I love, some of which not so much and is completely hilarious and clever and unique and honestly a little bit heartbreaking.

Every year at BEA, I make impulse grabs and every year, an impulse grab ends up being the best of what I snag. Two years ago, for example, it was The Mockingbirds. I haven’t read most of my BEA haul yet because a lot of them come out later in the year look for a huge glut of BEA-related reviews in August and September but it’s a safe bet that this will be one of my favorite books from BEA, if not my absolute favorite.

It’s one of those books that’s all about the human experience, which means that it’s sweet and sad and more than a little ridiculous in parts. And, obviously, not to be missed. This is one of those books that I’ll be recommending to friends and strangers alike.

So hurry up and read it so we can talk about it. Jul 26, Christine Myers rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the best YA book I have read all year: The guardian angel business wasn’t at all what I expected, what with the levels of hell involving microfiche and washing dirty underwear. One of the two protagonists has spent sixteen years being seventeen.

You’d think that would make him good at it, but he still hasn’t bothered to read the manual. I laughed aloud and wept with joy. The most important part – th Death! The most important part – the ending – was killer.