Once again, eleventh graders are suffering and I am in love with a boatload of new books!
Saturday I had a group of 10 scholars and a pile of 10 books, all but 1 of which I am dying to finish. And the only reason I don't want to finish number 10 is because it was wrecking me emotionally. See if you can figure out which because, seriously, the drama!
Here is the list - I will elaborate later in the week.
The middle aged lady books:
WAKE by Anna Hope - puts you in London shortly after WWI
33 GIRLS by Susan Minot - young girls stolen by warlord in Africa
The girls in transition books:
GIRLCHILD by Tupelo Hassman - trailer park girl wants to be a girl scout
LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaria - an English assignment causes a girl to write these letters telling about the year after her older sister died (I finished this one today, I couldn't stop reading.)
The YA dystopi-ish:
RED RISING by Pierce Brown - young couple wants to overthrow oppressive government on Mars
HALF BAD by Sally Green - half white witch, half black witch - hard to tell who hates him more
The ones with sleep in the title:
WHILE BEAUTY SLEPT by Elizabeth Blackwell - retelling of Sleeping Beauty from a servant's perspective
THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry - a little boy is killed in an earthquake in Tangier until his father sees him in Dublin 5 years later
The YA bad boys:
SEX & VIOLENCE by Carrie Mesrobian - casual sex pays off in the form of a vicious beating and a summer in the middle of nowhere might be what it takes to change his ways
THE SCAR BOYS by Len Vlahos - music saves a kid whose life has been defined by almost being hit by lightening
Oh this is a wonderful world to be so full of books!