Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares by Jenny Baranick

Leah Courtney

Doesn't the title just grab you?  It grabbed me.  I'm an English grammar buff.  I admit it.  Nothing drives me crazier than the whole its/it's or your/you're thing.  I can't stand to see a run on sentence.  And I love proper punctuation.  Yes, I even enjoy diagramming sentences.  So a FUN grammar book was right up my alley.

I will admit the humor here is a little raunchy.  From the title, you can anticipate the sexual innuendo that runs rampant through this unusual grammar book.  But, it is still a humorous look at the ins and outs of English grammar.  With chapters such as "Know Thyself: Spelling" and "I Do : Apostrophes" this grammar guide will charm most college students who will find it's crude humor and edgy attitude very appealing.

If you are a little put off by crude humor and sexual innuendo, avoid this grammar guide and stick with the more traditional college textbook.  But, if you aren't crazy about that grammar class you have to pass, and you're looking for an easy to understand guide that has all the right rules but doesn't take itself too seriously, you can find it here: Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares.

I give this one a PG-13 rating (unusual for a textbook, I know).  And I'll give it a strong 4 stars for reading quality.  I could recommend this one!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes.  All opinions are entirely my own.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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