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9 thoughts on “Dented Cans

  1. Randee Randee says:

    This was a Kindle freebie and I downloaded it after I read that it had a family trip to Disney World with mixed results I fondly remember a family road trip to Disney World and was perhaps hoping to catch a wave and re live my own experience I also have a penchant for child narrators This can be tricky to make sound authentic but when done with success I feel like I'm experiencing a bit of seeing the world through a child's eyes which is uniue and refreshing and often uite amusingThis was a uick and relaxing read There isn't a whole lot of substance to the story but this is a decent effort from the author and I would read her again I actually think that as she writes her ideas will become better and sharply defined The writing isn't bad and I did feel like the female teenager did sound like a teenager Even if I cannot totally recommend the story in good conscience I can recommend that the author is someone to keep one's eye on


  2. Erin Erin says:

    This is another one of those books where I finish it and think Did I read something different from everyone else who rated this 4 and 5 stars?I thought it was well written it's just that the story itself did nothing for meHannah Sampson the narrator of our story is 15 turning 16 the eldest child in her family and seems so full of herself in regards to her intelligence that she comes across as a snooty know it all She freuently makes comments about other's intelligence even mentioning at one point I had decided a few years back when I actually took some time to think about the matter that Mom might be fairly intelligent I think I'd put it at about a 50% chance of being true Wow I mean WOW If Hannah didn't have a soft spot for her youngest brother Ben and didn't actually interact with him in a nice loving way she would be entirely unlikeable to me because I just can't even with statements that are dripping with that kind of thick gooey condescensionRyan Hannah's just younger than her brother is kind of your typical 14 year old boy He doesn't care about school he doesn't want to do homework and really he'd just prefer to watch TV or play video games He's just kind of there for me throughout much of the bookBen Hannah's youngest brother is 8 extremely uiet makes sound effect noises rather than speaking in most cases and is just sort of off He's an intriguing character Unfortunately that's all we ever learn about him Given the main reason we don't learn is because the narrator doesn't know about his situation since he's never been tested by any professionals to see what his deal is It was made such a big deal by the author and everyone else though that I thought we might learn something about his conditionHannah's parents are odd in their own ways Her mother takes pictures of all their family outings even if it's just to their grandmother's house for a birthday party All the photos she takes are put in scrapbooks which seem to never be seen by the Sampson children or anyone else Her father is a rock collector and dented can enthusiast He goes to the grocery store and buys the dented and unmarked cans of food for drastically reduced prices because they're cheap The parents decide to take their kids to Disney World much to Hannah and Ryan's dismay because they've been there before They attempt to change their parents' minds before they leave and constantly rag on the trip and that their parents pack lunches and make the five of them stay in one room to save money Maybe it's because I grew up in a large family where family vacations were few and far between and my parents did similar money saving things but I thought the way these two kids acted was horrible They were rude and inconsiderate and completely ungrateful Yes I get that you don't want to go to something so infantile Hannah's word not mine as Disney World but good grief You can't be a little appreciative that your parents are even taking you on a trip? That is a crap ton of money they're spending and you're vomiting all over it I just completely disliked their attitudes which in turn made me dislike themThen on their last day of vacation Mom drops a bombshell after a family blowout Roughly around the 90% mark in the book You'd think it would be in regards to Ben's condition or something about their cousin Eddie who no one speaks of but no view spoilerIt's that they had a child before Hannah who died when she was only two hide spoiler


  3. Ryan Snyder Ryan Snyder says:

    I have to be honest Going into this book I did not think I was going to like it as well as I did I was pre warned that it was not a book centered on romance The premise still sounded interesting however so I decided to give it a try This book was awesome I absolutely love Hannah and her family She is a sixteen year old girl and the story is told from her viewpoint and in her voice She is so sarcastic and whip smart I love that in a female character Sarcasm is my favorite form of communication so I love it in my books But it is not an overdone hateful type of sarcasm It is witty and her brother does it too They are just too much While this is not really a happy go lucky type of story I still found myself enjoying it like it was Her family is going through problems all of them She is embarrassed by her uirky and strange family and wants to get the hell out of dodge as soon as she can College Far away She is extremely studious and all she really thinks about is college and escaping her nightmare of a small town existence But sometimes you have to look beyond yourself and your own problems I am going to name the characters that pop into my headin order from least favorite to favorite and words that pop into my head to describe them Aunt Lydia Evil Cold Horrible COW lolThat uncle guy what was his name started with a F? who? lolMom uirky scrapbook i know not descriptiveDad uirky cheap sweet rocks not descriptive but hey lolRyan witty lazy awesome restless troubleHannah funny nerdy witty passive SAT again I knowBen favorite youngest cute vrrooooom I did it again troubled sweetheartMy favorite aspect of this book? Well I just overall loved the writing I mean the book flowed really well and the characters were individual and I felt like an excellent job was done to make them stand out on their own in the story even when Hannah is still the main character I really love how this was written and I hope the author is busy writing since this is her debut novel I really had not expected to like it as much as I did I really didn't but it was great Not only was there no grammatical errors that I picked up on but I learned SAT words from Hannah while I was reading haha That is another part I loved how the author incorporated SAT words and put them in the story They were ridiculous words that are rarely used in everyday conversations but they just fit right into the story This is largely due to how Hannah introduces them She is trying to learn them so she is relating them to her everyday circumstances and making them fun I get this because that is how I learn words I make silly correlations and am better able to remember them come test time Now the only thing that could have possible made this book better? romance lol I know I'm hopeless ;Anything that did not really come across well? huh well I guess the end may have seemed like it had a smidge less flow than the rest of the book But there was a few things going on there that could have affected that


  4. Sara Sara says:

    I would like to thank Heather Walsh for giving me this book in exchange for a reviewDented Cans is about the dysfunctions of the Sampson family At the start Hannah is a 15 year old teenager saving up to buy a car so she can move away from North Prospect as soon as possible She gets good grades and studies SAT words This is her story Then we have her brother Ryan He is the typical 14 year old boy He enjoys video games and barely skimming by in school Ben is the youngest at 8 years old He doesn't talk much loves his He Man toy and is babied by the parentals Then of course there is the dad John He is the most interesting He only buys dented canned food so he can get it discounted And if can found is dented with no label it is even better He fixes everything with duct tape and is obsessed with germs Their house is a dust free clutter zone He is an infamous penny pincher And mom Sue seems to avoid any confrontation and has many headaches She is also an obsessive picture taker You understand about her in the endThis book starts with the plan of a trip to Disney World in October This was a fun adventure to read about Their luggage is held together with duct tape which I found hilarious Also one of my favorite parts is when Hannah wakes up at the hotel to find her parents performing their infamous assembly line for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and baggies that fold over not zip No matter how many times I'd seen it I couldn't help but be slightly mesmerized by the whole processloc 278 on ibooks Hannah cracked me up with her sarcastic dry sense of humor In the end during the family vacation a big secret is revealed that helps you understand the family's uirkiness This makes the book all come together It helps you understand why the mom is always taking pictures why the dad has taken up his few obsessions and why Ben's problems have been avoidedThis book is a story of a family with issues It is not a romance And it deals with some real issues when all is said and done I found it an enjoyable change from what I usually read There are some great messages in the end and we realize no family is perfect Great uick read


  5. Trisha Trisha says:

    My last book I'll read for 2012 and just in the nick of timeThis is a very sarcastic but very real portrait of family They aren't perfect in fact they are a little off And it doesn't seem like they know how to talk to each other The children are bright but wow they are saucy I like that My family of 2 girls and I have a lot of fun at the table sassing Dad and having funBut this family has a secret that many of them don't know There are many secrets in this family but one is finally revealed on a family vacation the kids weren't too excited to go on anyone I like Hannah I think she is a very real main character in a pretty uirky family


  6. Lucy McCoskey Lucy McCoskey says:

    Hannah 16 going on 60 dissects her dysfunctional family with great insight and gravitas


  7. Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth says:

    Source I received a digital copy of his book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to author Heather Walsh16 year old Hannah’s priorities are 1 Get good grades 2 Buy a car and 3 Get into a good university as far away from her nutty family as possibleThe eldest of 3 Hannah has to put up with a lot Her Dad has hundreds of dented cans some unlabelled stored in the basement her mother buys powdered milk because it’s so much cheaper even if it tastes horrible 14 year old Ryan just moans and doesn’t keep his grades up and 8 year old Ben hardly ever talks makes strange noises all the time the motorcycle being a particular favourite and will only eat chicken nuggets When her family announces that they will be vacationing at Disney World again this year both Hannah and Ryan try to change their minds but unfortunately find themselves going to Disney World anywayHow will Dad continue his penny pinching ways while they are on holiday though? And what family secret is about to be revealed?This was an interesting insight into the Sampson family’s life and reminded me a lot of family vacations that we took when I was younger it did lack a little for a solid plotline thoughHannah was a likeable and witty protagonist Her observations about her family and other people were spot on and often uite funny and I liked how she took the time to try and draw her youngest brother out of his shell a little while everyone else was happy to just baby him She was desperate to get away from her family though strangely and was already looking at colleges even though she was only 16The storyline was okay and I totally got why Hannah and Ryan didn’t want to go to Disney world again especially considering that they were 16 and 14 I did think that going to Disney World was a little strange for this penny picking dented can buying thrifty family though I would have expected them to go camping or not go on holiday at all for that matter so going to Disney World seemed a little out of characterThis book was literally like stepping into someone else’s family for a while and seeing what the dynamics of a different family are like The arguments of where they were going and what they were doing each day whilst on holiday reminded me very much of what family holidays were like for me as a teenager which was a bit of a blast from the past That’s what this story was like though – an insight into family life and therefore there wasn’t really all that much of a plot it was like 14 days in the life of the Sampson family than an actual story with a beginning middle and end The family secret that was revealed at the end came completely out of the blue and I didn’t really see why it suddenly came out or what significance it really held I wasn’t really sure what reaction the parents were expecting from the kids at all so it was a little odd and the revelation didn’t really stir any feelings from me eitherOverall; a YA story about family with a witty protagonist but could maybe have benefitted from a bit of a solid storyline65 out of 10


  8. Megan (The Book Babe) Megan (The Book Babe) says:

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  9. Justine Justine says:

    I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was not for me I found it to be very long for its 150 pages and I couldn't wait to be done reading it I just didn't see any point to the story It just followed around a very weird family that was trying to pretend they were normal and were failing at it I found that the family didn't really so anything they drug the children to Disneyworld even though they didn't want to go I found that crazy because who wouldn't want to go to Disneyworld There was one giant secret that some members of the family were hiding which I also found very strange that no one had found out the secret before hand I did appreciate that this is a teens story of how their life was unfair but I just didn't enjoy the way that it was doneI could not relate with any of the characters I found Hannah to be a goody goody who did whatever her parents wanted She never talked back or acted out She was concerned with her grads and what university's to go to then having any friends or going out and doing high school activities Even her brothers didn't have any friends or would never go anywhere other then school They were just strange people all around Although I wasn't a fan of this book others might enjoy it I would recommend this book to those who like reading contemporary novels and they can form their own opinion about this book If the chance arose I would still read other books by this author I just didn't enjoy this one


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Dented Cans [Read] ➬ Dented Cans By Heather Walsh – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A family secret is revealed during an ill fated—yet hilarious—trip to Disney WorldSixteen year old Hannah Sampson knows her family is not what you would call normal Her father compulsively buys de A family secret is revealed during an ill fated—yet hilarious—trip to Disney WorldSixteen year old Hannah Sampson knows her family is not what you would call normal Her father compulsively buys Dented Cans and has a particular fondness for cans without labels which are extremely discounted because their contents are a mystery Her mother takes countless pictures of her family and then glues them down into the pages of her scrapbooks but does not allow anyone to look at them Ryan Hannah’s mischievous fourteen year old brother is headed straight for the remedial track at the local community college if he’s lucky Ben her eight year old brother is a walking sound effects machine who prefers to communicate with noises rather than words While Hannah is focused on escaping her working class Connecticut suburb she also finds herself being tugged back home as she worries about her brother BenHannah’s parents inflict one last family vacation on the Sampson children a trip that goes comically wrong almost from the get go Hannah is forced to confront her family’s past in Disney World of all places when an emotional argument prompts her parents to disclose a secret they have been keeping from the children for sixteen years Ultimately she must decide whether to leave her hometown and not look back or to focus on helping her family.

9 thoughts on “Dented Cans

  1. Randee Randee says:

    This was a Kindle freebie and I downloaded it after I read that it had a family trip to Disney World with mixed results I fondly remember a family road trip to Disney World and was perhaps hoping to catch a wave and re live my own experience I also have a penchant for child narrators This can be tricky to make sound authentic but when done with success I feel like I'm experiencing a bit of seeing the world through a child's eyes which is uniue and refreshing and often uite amusingThis was a uick and relaxing read There isn't a whole lot of substance to the story but this is a decent effort from the author and I would read her again I actually think that as she writes her ideas will become better and sharply defined The writing isn't bad and I did feel like the female teenager did sound like a teenager Even if I cannot totally recommend the story in good conscience I can recommend that the author is someone to keep one's eye on

  2. Erin Erin says:

    This is another one of those books where I finish it and think Did I read something different from everyone else who rated this 4 and 5 stars?I thought it was well written it's just that the story itself did nothing for meHannah Sampson the narrator of our story is 15 turning 16 the eldest child in her family and seems so full of herself in regards to her intelligence that she comes across as a snooty know it all She freuently makes comments about other's intelligence even mentioning at one point I had decided a few years back when I actually took some time to think about the matter that Mom might be fairly intelligent I think I'd put it at about a 50% chance of being true Wow I mean WOW If Hannah didn't have a soft spot for her youngest brother Ben and didn't actually interact with him in a nice loving way she would be entirely unlikeable to me because I just can't even with statements that are dripping with that kind of thick gooey condescensionRyan Hannah's just younger than her brother is kind of your typical 14 year old boy He doesn't care about school he doesn't want to do homework and really he'd just prefer to watch TV or play video games He's just kind of there for me throughout much of the bookBen Hannah's youngest brother is 8 extremely uiet makes sound effect noises rather than speaking in most cases and is just sort of off He's an intriguing character Unfortunately that's all we ever learn about him Given the main reason we don't learn is because the narrator doesn't know about his situation since he's never been tested by any professionals to see what his deal is It was made such a big deal by the author and everyone else though that I thought we might learn something about his conditionHannah's parents are odd in their own ways Her mother takes pictures of all their family outings even if it's just to their grandmother's house for a birthday party All the photos she takes are put in scrapbooks which seem to never be seen by the Sampson children or anyone else Her father is a rock collector and dented can enthusiast He goes to the grocery store and buys the dented and unmarked cans of food for drastically reduced prices because they're cheap The parents decide to take their kids to Disney World much to Hannah and Ryan's dismay because they've been there before They attempt to change their parents' minds before they leave and constantly rag on the trip and that their parents pack lunches and make the five of them stay in one room to save money Maybe it's because I grew up in a large family where family vacations were few and far between and my parents did similar money saving things but I thought the way these two kids acted was horrible They were rude and inconsiderate and completely ungrateful Yes I get that you don't want to go to something so infantile Hannah's word not mine as Disney World but good grief You can't be a little appreciative that your parents are even taking you on a trip? That is a crap ton of money they're spending and you're vomiting all over it I just completely disliked their attitudes which in turn made me dislike themThen on their last day of vacation Mom drops a bombshell after a family blowout Roughly around the 90% mark in the book You'd think it would be in regards to Ben's condition or something about their cousin Eddie who no one speaks of but no view spoilerIt's that they had a child before Hannah who died when she was only two hide spoiler

  3. Ryan Snyder Ryan Snyder says:

    I have to be honest Going into this book I did not think I was going to like it as well as I did I was pre warned that it was not a book centered on romance The premise still sounded interesting however so I decided to give it a try This book was awesome I absolutely love Hannah and her family She is a sixteen year old girl and the story is told from her viewpoint and in her voice She is so sarcastic and whip smart I love that in a female character Sarcasm is my favorite form of communication so I love it in my books But it is not an overdone hateful type of sarcasm It is witty and her brother does it too They are just too much While this is not really a happy go lucky type of story I still found myself enjoying it like it was Her family is going through problems all of them She is embarrassed by her uirky and strange family and wants to get the hell out of dodge as soon as she can College Far away She is extremely studious and all she really thinks about is college and escaping her nightmare of a small town existence But sometimes you have to look beyond yourself and your own problems I am going to name the characters that pop into my headin order from least favorite to favorite and words that pop into my head to describe them Aunt Lydia Evil Cold Horrible COW lolThat uncle guy what was his name started with a F? who? lolMom uirky scrapbook i know not descriptiveDad uirky cheap sweet rocks not descriptive but hey lolRyan witty lazy awesome restless troubleHannah funny nerdy witty passive SAT again I knowBen favorite youngest cute vrrooooom I did it again troubled sweetheartMy favorite aspect of this book? Well I just overall loved the writing I mean the book flowed really well and the characters were individual and I felt like an excellent job was done to make them stand out on their own in the story even when Hannah is still the main character I really love how this was written and I hope the author is busy writing since this is her debut novel I really had not expected to like it as much as I did I really didn't but it was great Not only was there no grammatical errors that I picked up on but I learned SAT words from Hannah while I was reading haha That is another part I loved how the author incorporated SAT words and put them in the story They were ridiculous words that are rarely used in everyday conversations but they just fit right into the story This is largely due to how Hannah introduces them She is trying to learn them so she is relating them to her everyday circumstances and making them fun I get this because that is how I learn words I make silly correlations and am better able to remember them come test time Now the only thing that could have possible made this book better? romance lol I know I'm hopeless ;Anything that did not really come across well? huh well I guess the end may have seemed like it had a smidge less flow than the rest of the book But there was a few things going on there that could have affected that

  4. Sara Sara says:

    I would like to thank Heather Walsh for giving me this book in exchange for a reviewDented Cans is about the dysfunctions of the Sampson family At the start Hannah is a 15 year old teenager saving up to buy a car so she can move away from North Prospect as soon as possible She gets good grades and studies SAT words This is her story Then we have her brother Ryan He is the typical 14 year old boy He enjoys video games and barely skimming by in school Ben is the youngest at 8 years old He doesn't talk much loves his He Man toy and is babied by the parentals Then of course there is the dad John He is the most interesting He only buys dented canned food so he can get it discounted And if can found is dented with no label it is even better He fixes everything with duct tape and is obsessed with germs Their house is a dust free clutter zone He is an infamous penny pincher And mom Sue seems to avoid any confrontation and has many headaches She is also an obsessive picture taker You understand about her in the endThis book starts with the plan of a trip to Disney World in October This was a fun adventure to read about Their luggage is held together with duct tape which I found hilarious Also one of my favorite parts is when Hannah wakes up at the hotel to find her parents performing their infamous assembly line for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and baggies that fold over not zip No matter how many times I'd seen it I couldn't help but be slightly mesmerized by the whole processloc 278 on ibooks Hannah cracked me up with her sarcastic dry sense of humor In the end during the family vacation a big secret is revealed that helps you understand the family's uirkiness This makes the book all come together It helps you understand why the mom is always taking pictures why the dad has taken up his few obsessions and why Ben's problems have been avoidedThis book is a story of a family with issues It is not a romance And it deals with some real issues when all is said and done I found it an enjoyable change from what I usually read There are some great messages in the end and we realize no family is perfect Great uick read

  5. Trisha Trisha says:

    My last book I'll read for 2012 and just in the nick of timeThis is a very sarcastic but very real portrait of family They aren't perfect in fact they are a little off And it doesn't seem like they know how to talk to each other The children are bright but wow they are saucy I like that My family of 2 girls and I have a lot of fun at the table sassing Dad and having funBut this family has a secret that many of them don't know There are many secrets in this family but one is finally revealed on a family vacation the kids weren't too excited to go on anyone I like Hannah I think she is a very real main character in a pretty uirky family

  6. Lucy McCoskey Lucy McCoskey says:

    Hannah 16 going on 60 dissects her dysfunctional family with great insight and gravitas

  7. Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth says:

    Source I received a digital copy of his book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to author Heather Walsh16 year old Hannah’s priorities are 1 Get good grades 2 Buy a car and 3 Get into a good university as far away from her nutty family as possibleThe eldest of 3 Hannah has to put up with a lot Her Dad has hundreds of dented cans some unlabelled stored in the basement her mother buys powdered milk because it’s so much cheaper even if it tastes horrible 14 year old Ryan just moans and doesn’t keep his grades up and 8 year old Ben hardly ever talks makes strange noises all the time the motorcycle being a particular favourite and will only eat chicken nuggets When her family announces that they will be vacationing at Disney World again this year both Hannah and Ryan try to change their minds but unfortunately find themselves going to Disney World anywayHow will Dad continue his penny pinching ways while they are on holiday though? And what family secret is about to be revealed?This was an interesting insight into the Sampson family’s life and reminded me a lot of family vacations that we took when I was younger it did lack a little for a solid plotline thoughHannah was a likeable and witty protagonist Her observations about her family and other people were spot on and often uite funny and I liked how she took the time to try and draw her youngest brother out of his shell a little while everyone else was happy to just baby him She was desperate to get away from her family though strangely and was already looking at colleges even though she was only 16The storyline was okay and I totally got why Hannah and Ryan didn’t want to go to Disney world again especially considering that they were 16 and 14 I did think that going to Disney World was a little strange for this penny picking dented can buying thrifty family though I would have expected them to go camping or not go on holiday at all for that matter so going to Disney World seemed a little out of characterThis book was literally like stepping into someone else’s family for a while and seeing what the dynamics of a different family are like The arguments of where they were going and what they were doing each day whilst on holiday reminded me very much of what family holidays were like for me as a teenager which was a bit of a blast from the past That’s what this story was like though – an insight into family life and therefore there wasn’t really all that much of a plot it was like 14 days in the life of the Sampson family than an actual story with a beginning middle and end The family secret that was revealed at the end came completely out of the blue and I didn’t really see why it suddenly came out or what significance it really held I wasn’t really sure what reaction the parents were expecting from the kids at all so it was a little odd and the revelation didn’t really stir any feelings from me eitherOverall; a YA story about family with a witty protagonist but could maybe have benefitted from a bit of a solid storyline65 out of 10

  8. Megan (The Book Babe) Megan (The Book Babe) says:

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  9. Justine Justine says:

    I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was not for me I found it to be very long for its 150 pages and I couldn't wait to be done reading it I just didn't see any point to the story It just followed around a very weird family that was trying to pretend they were normal and were failing at it I found that the family didn't really so anything they drug the children to Disneyworld even though they didn't want to go I found that crazy because who wouldn't want to go to Disneyworld There was one giant secret that some members of the family were hiding which I also found very strange that no one had found out the secret before hand I did appreciate that this is a teens story of how their life was unfair but I just didn't enjoy the way that it was doneI could not relate with any of the characters I found Hannah to be a goody goody who did whatever her parents wanted She never talked back or acted out She was concerned with her grads and what university's to go to then having any friends or going out and doing high school activities Even her brothers didn't have any friends or would never go anywhere other then school They were just strange people all around Although I wasn't a fan of this book others might enjoy it I would recommend this book to those who like reading contemporary novels and they can form their own opinion about this book If the chance arose I would still read other books by this author I just didn't enjoy this one

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