Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kid in a candy store

I just got back from Montrose, where I was able to spend some time with my favorite YA book expert, Kris Vreeland. Kris used to be at Vroman's but she now sells books at Once Upon a Time Books. Spending time with Kris is pretty dangerous, and she's inspired me to clear aside huge chunks of time to dig into these awesome-sounding books.
Here's a sampling (click on the title to see the Goodreads page for the book):

Wonder by Ed Palacio: The story of a misfit who now has to go to school. Goodreads readers give this one an excellent rating.

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick: Crazy, apocalyptic horror.

 Starters by Lissa Price: In this dystopia, the old can rent out youthful bodies until this perfect set-up goes horribly awry.

 Other books I can't wait to read:

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. I loved Graceling so much, I was actually afraid to read the follow-up, Fire. Got to bite that bullet now; am hearing that the third in the series is amazing.

My big victory of this year has been in FINALLY convincing one student to read Green's Looking for Alaska. That student told another, and now they keep coming for it. This new one is getting raves.

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