Monday, April 22, 2013
First, Looking for Alaska by John Green. Although the setting is not one of my faves (the prestigious boarding school), I do love an angsty coming of age story. It's kind of a newer take on Dead Poet's Society as it crosses from coming of age into the mystery genre. The writing is brilliant and, well, I just love John Green's humor.
45 Pounds by K.A. Barson. It's the story of a teen girl fighting body issues, an annoying mother, annoying friends, and the all-too familiar quest of losing weight. Funny and poignant without being preachy.
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley. Oh, my. What a wild ride thriller. A girl gets abducted at age 13 while at a Girl Scout camp and then waltzes through the front door of her home three years later thinking she's still 13. This book deals with some mature issues like rape and abuse and may not be suitable for young teens. A real page-turner.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. This may be one of my fave 2013 reads. The story of two unlikely teens who meet and fall in love on a bus over comic books. I couldn't put it down and fell in love with both characters from the first pages. Highly recommend.
Anything you've read lately that you'd like to recommend?