Friday, September 25, 2009

And here's the rest!

Catching Fire, which I now must start reading for sure because then we can all talk about it...

This is the sequel to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and, by all reports, lives up to all the hype. Read it. Laura, you can do it. Sit down on Saturday, and read the whole thing.

That was a little pep talk.

Just for me, but you can enjoy it too.

And there is Skin Deep by E.M. Crane, also on my reading list.

This novel follows Andrea Anderson, who has more problems than a severe case of alliteration. She is a bystander in her own life, until the day she takes a job for a reclusive neighbor. She is to care for the garden and the woman's dog, as well as finish the pottery. But her simple job soon turns into something more, and her life stops taking place just on the sidelines.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox begins just as Jenna's life ends...although not quite.

She's been in a year-long coma following a horrible accident. Her family had her...rebuilt, and now all she's got are some home movies to tell her what her life was like before. No one will tell her what happened, and she is becoming more and more curious. What exactly happened to her?

And we have a memoir--not a novel--by Ashley Rhodes-Courter. Having spent nine yeaers of her life juggled between fourteen different foster homes, Ashley's lived by the following words, "Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley remembers this as she watches her mother fall apart and is juggled between caseworkers and manipulative and abusive foster families.

In Three Little Words, Ashley tells us how she survived and how she succeeded.

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