By the Numbers
Review Copies: 8
Teen: Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine
Reeling from the sudden death of her older brother and the subsequent implosion of her family, Rowan is just drifting along. Then Bee and Harper come separately into her life, and force Rowan to confront the pain and the joy of life again.
Tween: Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
In this indirect sequel to The Wednesday Wars, Schmidt tells the story of another young man learning new ways to see the world as it changes around him. Review soon, if I can form coherent thoughts about this book.
Children: The Exiles by Hilary McKay
Before she did the Casson series, McKay wrote this blisteringly funny tale of four sisters shipped off to their unsympathetic grandmother's house. Everything's a battle of wills and nobody comes out the victor, except maybe the reader, and even they're exhausted from laughing.
Because I Want To Awards
So Much Better Than I Expected: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Surprisingly Good Fit: Troy High by Shana Norris
How Did I Miss This All These Years?: Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
Gutsy Topic: Muhammad by Demi
Just a Hoot: Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires