I’ve already written about this week’s new books, but we have more.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary E. Pearson (266 pages) – In a world where biotechnological brains are possible (though illegal), a teenaged girl – Jenna Fox – awakens from a coma; what is the secret that no one will tell her? Why can’t she remember who she is? Well?
Fly on the Wall, by E. Lockhart (199 pages) – Gretchen Yee wants to learn more about guys, and wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room. Her wish is granted!
M+O 4evr, by Tonya Cherie Hegamin (165 pages) – From the catalogue: “In parallel stories, Hannah, a slave, finds love while fleeing a Maryland plantation in 1842, and in the present, Opal watches her life-long best friend, Marianne, pull away and eventually lose her life in the same Pennsylvania ravine where Hannah died.” Sad, but happy too!
Facts of Life, by Gary Soto (176 pages) – This is a collection of short stories for teenagers. The stories are about discovering one’s place in the world and the transition from childhood towards adulthood.
The Ashleys : Jealous?, by Melissa de la Cruz (241pages) – The Ashleys are three rich girls; they all go to an exclusive prep school, and are all named Ashley. In the precarious world of high school popularity they have it all. But will it last? Will some other people become more popular? Will Ashley Alito’s boyfriend become taller?
The Last of the Warrior Kings, by Sarah Mussi (450 pages) – Reviewers on Amazon love this book. It has South London street gangs, stolen Nigerian treasure, espionage and intrigue, thrills, spills, mystery, and adventure. Which is about everything one needs in a book.