Saturday, May 14, 2011

On My Wishlist (9)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City.  Click the link to sign up!  

This weeks edition is just a few picks of things that I've seen with the #FridayReads hashtag on Twitter, and reviews that I've seen from other blogs.  Search, or to read more or to buy!

book cover of Room by Emma DonoghueTitle:  Room
Author:  Emma Donoghue
Genre:  Adult Fiction
Page Count:  321 pages
Summary:  (From  To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.
Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

book cover of Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Title:  Crank
Author:  Ellen Hopkins
Genre:  Young Adult
Page Count:  537 pages
Summary:  (From Goodreads.comKristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless.
Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul -- her life.
book cover of What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Title:  What Happened to Goodbye
Author:  Sarah Dessen
Genre:  Young Adult
Page Count:  416 pages
Summary:  (From Goodreads.comIn the past two years, Mclean Sweet has moved four times. At each stop, she assumes a new persona, but it never quite works. Whether she's an effervescent cheerleader or an intense drama queen, nothing can permanently dispel the turmoil and rage at her mother since her parents' divorce. Sarah Dessen's novel about a teenager and her restaurant manager father captures the vulnerability that young people often experience after the dissolution of their family. A compelling story; strong characterization; and with a touch of romance.

1 comment:

csilibrarian said...

Very cool picks! I'd like to read them at some point myself. :)

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