Just because your mother recommends a book doesn’t mean that it sucks. Seriously, after a few CS Lewis reads I had sworn off recommendations from my Mom. Recently she gave me a book called Agent Zigzag about a double agent in World War II named Eddie Chapman. Incredible story. This guy went from prison to Nazi spy training to British hero and back to prison. Read more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codename_Zig-Zag I’m now starting Rock On by Dan Kennedy.