Soooo, I haven't blogged in AGES due to a brief phase as a Luddite (I was gonna be the Steampunk Tasha Tudor!) Anyway, none other than the DIRECTOR of my library asked me to please reconsider as it's something of a necessity for any library worker worth her salt to be internet-aware (especially if one is dealing with teens). So I am back with a vengeance to participate in:
Teach Mentor Text and Book Journey for more fabulous IMWAYR posts!
This week, I have reread two of my favorites for my teen book club:
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
I have also managed to read:
The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Castellucci
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
Both are wonderfully good. I think the sentence-level writing of these two books is some of the best I've read this year.
I am currently reading:
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Again, really loving the writing in all of these. Tiger Lily is much darker than I was expecting but terribly intriguing. I love what Anderson has done with the Peter Pan tale. Seraphina is so imaginative although I have been a bit confused at some points. I'm not very good with high fantasy. I don't pay enough attention.
Next on the docket is:
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
The Diviners by Libba Bray
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz