Friday, September 21, 2012
This past month has been hectic to say the least. My two new exchange students arrived in the middle of August, and we haven't stopped since! Between a family wedding out of state and getting the girls registered and then starting high school, this past month has flown by.
Even though I have been insanely busy, I wanted to mention some of the books I have read in the last couple of weeks that really stood out.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
June 14th 2012 by Dial Books For Young Readers
The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin
August 2nd 2012 by Putnam Juvenile
The Forsaken by Lisa M. Strasse
July 10th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
I can't really ever get enough dystopian books. This one was tells the tale of Alenna, already forced to grow up an orphan when her parents were taken away when she was 10, who gets sent to The Wheel, an island in the middle of nowhere when the inhabitants are forced to pretty much fight each other for the right to survive. Yes, it does sound like the Hunger Games, but who cares! Bring it on! I just keep reading, hoping Aleena was smart enough, savvy enough, or could at least fake it to make it through this book. I was getting worried in some parts!