Memory is a slippery thing and something you don’t think too much about until it flexes its darker power to haunt you with things you would rather forget. When loss has been a major part of your life, is memory
Let me just start by saying that there is nothing wrong with reading fluff in the summertime. Fluff is delicious and fun, but in this season, I also like to sink into something more challenging than I would dare during
Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs For some, those “carefree” days of high school are not so carefree or blissful. Not everyone fits into those tightly defined categories that seem to rule the social structures of just about every high
This book is centered around 17 year old Evan Carter. Evan and his father move from town to town never laying down roots and never staying long. Evan is continually the new kid. Evan’s mind seems to focus on one thing, The Girl Who Would Say Yes. The Girl Who Would Say Yes is a girl that is not a “normal” girl but usually an alternative girl that will say yes to sex. That all changes with Collette. Collette doesn’t meet Evan’s typical Girl Who Would Say Yes profile, Collette is what Evan would refer to as a ‘’normal’’ girl, but a relationship starts between the two of them anyways. Unfortunately, Evan ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is severely beaten because of a jealous ex in a community shower in the private school dorms. Evan is beaten so brutally that he loses consciousness and wakes up in the hospital with acute injuries. The worst injury that Evan sustained ended with the removal of his spleen. In light of his son’s experience, Evan’s father feels that it would be for the best if they take a break from their constant travel and return to their family home in Pearl Lake, Minnesota so Evan can recuperate. As Evan’s body heals however, it becomes apparent that the damage was far beyond physical. Traumatized by his assault, Evan develops an intense fear of showers, even when no one is around to hurt him. Evan undergoes therapy, resulting in part of the novel being written through the letters he has to write as part of his recovery. The rest of the novel focuses on Evan’s recovery in Pearl Lake with the locals who can’t seem to mind their own business.
“Quit reading that crap and pick up a book for heaven’s sake!” said I to my fanfic reading daughter at least a thousand times. But after reading Fangirl by the practically perfect Rainbow Rowell, I say: No More! This book took this reader deep into the world of fanfic and made me fall in love with it. This is the world of Cath, the main character who is hobbling through her freshmen year in college. It takes a while for her to find her footing, but once she does, we know she is going to take off in wonderful ways.
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As is customary when meeting new people, we’d like to introduce ourselves. There are four of us “Librarian Bibliofiles” here, and though we are of different genders, ages, passions, and interests, we all have bonded over our mutual love of young adult novels. Their compelling plots, dynamic characters, social commentaries, and amusing anecdotes have captured our hearts, and we’d like to share our love with you. Not in creepy way, we hope. More of a “GOOD GRIEF, THIS BOOK…..I JUST HAVE TO TELL SOMEONE ABOUT IT” kind of way.