Sunday, June 08, 2008

Saturday Books

Patrick Jones
Jones knows his conflicted male teen audience. Compelling story. Heavy ending.
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam
Cynthia Kadohata
Fascinating and heart-breaking. Enjoyed the end notes and photos that accompany the story.
Deep Down Popular
Phoebe Stone
Not in any way what I expected from this cover and title. So it took a bit to accept it.
Great Cape Rescue
Phyllis Shalant
I loved this tale of four misfits and a magical green towel. Really loved it.
Keeping Score
Linda Sue Park
This was my favorite of the three days' reading. Moving, inspiring and just a great read.
Me, the missing and the dead
Jenny Valentine
Love these imports and their odd phrases. Another surprise -- really liked this quirky tale of the missing and the dead. Great first scene.
Pretty Face
Mary Hogan
Every chubby girl's absolute wish-fulfillment book. Seriously. Dreamy stuff.
Smiles to Go
Jerry Spinelli
Family, friendships, danger, siblings, love and astronomy swirled in a satisfying mix.
Sweethearts: A Novel
Sara Zarr
Tender, sad, moving and heartbreaking tale of two hearts fused by the past.
The Chicken Dance
Jacques Couvillon
Not at all what I expected on this one, either. Afterward, I wasn't sure I liked it much.
Theodosia & the Serpents of Chaos
Robin La Fevers
Giddy fun with a curse-sensing girl protagonist, museums, ruins and ancient evils revived.
You Know Where to Find Me
Rachel Cohn
I was not in the right frame of mind for these moody, damaged characters.

12 books, 2982 pages, 14 hours and 10 minutes read

Might try for another before I stop -- but since I badly needed a cup of tea and it was already after midnight, it seemed like a good time to submit today's Books Read List.

- ZG

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