Just finished The DUFF <333
Now what to read....
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Finished Twenty Boy Summer. Sad in parts, and joyful in others. A beautiful book (and the cover is perfect, which always make me happy; I confess I have a thing for covers).
Doing a beta read for an AW member, and then reading Hate List.
Revision is where you earn your money - and if you haven't made any money yet, revision is where you pay your dues. Sara Zarr
Finished Little Women and A Great and Terrible Beauty over the Christmas holidays, and am now addicted to Rebel Angels
Right now I'm reading both Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (which I am VERY excited about, since the subject matter is something very close to my heart) and Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles.
Reading The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams. Amazing!
About a 14 year old girl from an isolated community who's been forced to marry her 60 year old uncle.
Just finished THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson.
Just started ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins... is it just me or are the pages in that book extra silky? Seriously. My fingertips are in love.
Feeling decidedly underwhelmed by Ally Condie's MATCHED thus far. Partly it's the heavy-handed foreshadowing. "I wanted to dream about my Match last night, but I didn't. THIS SEEMS SOMEHOW MEANINGFUL. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? I wonder, as I stare out of the window at a sky the colour of DEEP MEANING."
edit: The heroine is currently sitting between the two love interests. COULD THIS BE SYMBOLIC?
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I liked the book, but didn't love it.
The biggest problem I had with it was how the MC would think something, and the person she was with would respond as if she said it. This happened many many times. A few she points it out ("as if reading my mind" or something). But I was drawn into the book pretty well.
I just read The Order of the Poison Oak by Brent Hartinger--seriously I love this book so much I want to marry it. It's the sequel to Geography Club. Nice gay boy falls in love while working as a camp counselor for burn survivor little kids.
And I read G1rl, Stolen, about a blind girl who gets inadvertently kidnapped when this kid steals a car. I dunno, I suppose the thriller genre is just not for me. For the first two thirds of the book, nothing happens but a series of tell-y recollections about the MC's life pre-kidnapping, mostly about how blind people get around. Meanwhile I'm thinking, This guy steals an Escalade belonging to the richest man in the entire state and there's no frigging OnStar to show the police where the car has gone?????? I will say at the end the MC was a totally awesome badass, which I really enjoyed. If only there was more badass and less sitting around it would have been great.
I just realized I can't remember the title of the book I'm reading. It's the weird part of having a Kindle, I don't appreciate covers or titles nearly as much.
I just finished THE VESPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell and THE BETRAYAL OF MAGGIE BLAIR. Don't really read a lot of YA historical normally, but I loved those.
I just read P@ran0rma1cy and thought it was awful. Like allovertheplace awful. Gak.
Reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
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Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King
Finished MATCHED today. The plot finally showed up about 95% of the way into the book. Pretty frustrated.
I think you had to accept that the plot was about the romance, not about the dystopia.
It was just a very frustrating experience. If I'd known this was a slow-paced romance with a dystopian setting, I would have known not to pick it up.
Just finished Other Words For Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
So I finished The Duff last night. Excellent debut by Kody!! I think it'll really resonate with teenagers.
I got my first e-book from the library today too - Will Grayson, Will Grayson. So our library system only has 100 YA books available for loan and I had to wait a week to get one. Not bad in all, but I wish they'd add more titles.
i just bought The Duff. read 5 pages and i'm addicted lol.
Finished Tomorrow, When the War Began, on to Jenny Valentine's The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight next.
"The afterlife is like Aldershot." (from Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel)
Out Stack and Other Places, collection out now from Midnight Street Press
Works in progress:
Conor and Me (YA) (redraft) - 10,003 words and counting
"Mother Love" (short story, collaboration with Sue77) 5964 words and counting
SSSFFSS Story - 2324 words complete draft
Just finished Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers...EXCELLENT. I was addicted the whole way through. Now my favorite of hers. Highly recommend.
About to start Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Read a rave review about it from someone who's taste I really trust. I'm very excited about this one.
"The good thing about telling the truth is that there's nothing to remember."--John Ford Noonan (playwright)
"Falling on your face is still moving forward."--Ron Maranian (comedian)
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