Monday, September 27, 2010
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (18)
This is a fun weekly meme hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.
Books read last week:
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
The book I'm reading now:
The Perfect Cut by Julie Burtinshaw
After the death of his tough, guitar-playing, much-loved sister, Michelle, Brian finds it increasingly difficult to care about anything. He doesn’t care about his parents. He doesn’t care about his friends. He doesn’t care about school. He just doesn’t care anymore. The only time Brian comes alive is in the few seconds it takes for the razor to slice through his skin. But he never cuts deep enough to cause any real damage. At least, not yet... In The Perfect Cut, Julie Burtinshaw has written an incredibly honest and perceptive novel about cutting, revealing why this dangerous practice has become an increasingly common form of stress relief among young adults. Told from the perspective of the grief-stricken Brian who, in his mind, has run out of options for coping, it’s clear that while he makes some bad choices, he’s not a bad person. The book ends on a grace note, reassuring young readers that even terrible obstacles can be overcome, and that where there’s life, there is hope.
Books that spark my interest this week:
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn