Sunday, February 14, 2010

In My Mailbox #29


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For Review:
For Keeps -Natasha Friend
Josie’s never met her dad, and that’s fine with her. To Josie, Paul Tucci is just a guy who got her mom pregnant and then moved away. It all happened sixteen years ago, when Josie’s mom was still a teenager herself. But now Paul Tucci is back in town, and Josie has to deal with not one but two men in her life—her father and her first boyfriend, who Josie fears will hurt her just like Paul hurt her mother.

The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.

This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable.


So as you may have noticed I did not post anything this past week, I was going to, but I didn't. I cut my finger pretty bad and had to get stitches, so that was exciting. I had a lot going on this week, some projects to finish etc. So this week I should be back on to our regularly scheduled programming. Plus there will be a contest coming up very soon, so be on the look out. So, it's nice to see you all again, what did you all get this week?


4 comments:

  1. Ooh both books look really good! Happy reading :) And sorry about your finger, I hope everything is better now!

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  2. Aw I love the cover of For Keeps, so pretty. Happy reading :) x

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  3. These are two that I'm most looking forward to reading. Can't wait for your reviews!

    And sorry about your finger. :( Stitches suck big time. I hope you're feeling better. :)

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