Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's picks are both contemp YA reads:
Alice on Board by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
From the publisher's website:
"In her last adventure before starting college, Alice takes to the
open sea for the summer—and nothing can stop the tides of change.
Alice has ever known is about to change—from where she sleeps at night
to how close her closest friends will be. So Alice is meeting that
seasick feeling head-on by setting sail as staff on a Chesapeake Bay
cruise ship. And like any last great adventure before starting college,
Alice knows she’ll need sunblock, an open mind, and…oh yeah, all her
best girlfriends. It’s the perfect summer job.
Perfect, that is,
when things are going perfectly. But when they’re not, Alice has to
figure out how to weather unexpected storms of all sorts. Which could be
perfect after all—perfect training for her next big adventure—college."
I grew up reading and loving the Alice series, and I think this is the second last book. While I've kind of "grown out" of Alice's story in a way, I still have a sentimental attachment to this series. I think I'll be a little sad when the final book comes out!
Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler
"Janet Gurtler's WHO I
KISSED, in which a girl struggles with boy problems and serious regret
after accidentally killing a boy she barely knows when she kisses him
after consuming a peanut butter sandwich, not aware he has a deathly
allergy to peanuts."
I haven't read either of Janet's other books, but I particularly love this premise. Students are often warned about bringing anything with peanut butter to their lunches at school because of the potential for a serious allergic reaction from a fellow student. Mix that up with a "kiss of death" and you have an awesome hook for a story!
What books are you waiting for?