Yet another whirlwind week – I feel a though I’ve misplaced a serious chunk of time somewhere along the way.
Here’s a quick post in honor of the rain – we’ve had soooo much rain – a list of books to curl up with this weekend. These are definitely where some of my time has gone. These are all books I couldn’t put down.
- Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney: Sweet historic middle grade fiction told in alternating points of view from Otis, Willie, Hibernia; each whom is rooting for Joe Louis to become the heavyweight champion of the world.
- The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney: When teen pianist, Alex Patrick, is date-raped at her elite boarding school, she gets help from an underground student society in facing her assaulter in this thoughtful exploration of an unfortunately common scenario.
- Split by Swati Avasthi: Two brothers try to start life over, away from their abusive and oppressive father.
- Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones: A beautifully written thriller starring two endearing teens living on the streets. The amazing use of second person point view to show psychological frailty is enough for its own long blog post — coming some time. This book is brilliant and surprising!
And if that’s not enough, be sure to check out Hunger Mountain.
Sarah Wones Tomp
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