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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

RTW: November's Best Book!

Reading Song of the Day: "Secret Crowds" by Angels and Airwaves

Our girls over at YA Highway want to know about the best book that we've read this month.

With us toiling away with NaNoWriMo this month (and it's our goal to actually be DONE by today), we didn't have time to get in much reading. Poor Quita didn't get to finish anything, and I only managed to read one book.

But this book? Oh yeah, it was a good one.

This came to me in the mailbox completely by surprise--it has Lauren Strasnik's autograph and everything! I'm sure I entered a contest for it because I've been hearing RAVES about it through the Interwebs, but it still caught me completely off guard.

My goal was to read Catcher in the Rye this month for school, but as soon as I opened this book, I couldn't put it down. I'm sure if I had enough time, I could have read it in one sitting. But with two jobs, NaNo, and MFA classes, I was on a tight schedule. I did manage to squeeze in a few pages each morning before work--and I almost made myself late a few times because I didn't want to put it down (sorry students!).

The plot? A young girl has to move to a new town after her parents' separation. At her new school, she meets a rather peculiar set of twins. She starts to develop feelings for the guy twin, and the girl twin? Well, let's just say she's not too thrilled about that. And I don't want to give away anything else so do yourself a favor and read it!

Why did I heart it? The writing was just so sparse and direct, yet I still got a vivid image of everything that was occurring. Also, the pages just dripped with voice and the author does a FANTASTIC job with "teen speak."

Okay, I think I've drooled enough. Did you have a favorite book you've read this month?


Claire Dawn said...

I remember this. THe cover art was just amazing! ANd I don't freak for art. It's on my list.

Alicia Gregoire said...

I've never even heard of this. I'm sure that's a fail for me.

Erinn said...

Wow. this looks amazing. I would totally agree with Alicia I"ve never heard of it but it seems awesome. The cover are IS amazing.

KO said...

New to me, but sound ah-mazing! Thanks for sharing.

KO said...

that's soundS ah-mazing

Phoebe said...

Oh man, I read her debut Nothing Like You a few weeks ago (was it this month? It's been such a crazy November that I don't even remember!) and it was AMAZING.

Racquel Henry said...

Sadly I am a failure! I read NOTHING during Nano! (Except a few articles, but no books) :(