Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Nailed by Patrick Jones

Bret's father always tells him, "the nail that sticks out the farthest gets hammered the hardest." What do you do if the that nail is always you?

Highly Recommended
Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Imagine a society, not unlike our own, where racial segregation is still going strong. There are separate schools and most of the "inferior" race are poor but there is one difference: the "superior" race is black.


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Runaways (Vols. 1-4) by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona

What if you found out that your parents are evil super-villains, what would you do?

Highly Recommended
Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes

With the help of her friends and family, Anna Walsh deals with the aftermath of a horrible car accident.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Princess on the Brink by Meg Cabot

Volume VIII of the Princess Diaries

Mia is just starting her Junior year when her boyfriend drops a bomb: He's going to Japan for a year (at least!) to build a robot. How will she survive without him?

Highly Recommended
Small Steps by Louis Sachar

Armpit has been out of Camp Green Lake for two years but he is still trying to prove himself. When he goes along with X-Ray's ticket scalping scheme, he almost loses everything.

Highly Recommended

Marketed as a sequel to Holes but it is really the continuation of Armpit's and tangentially X-Ray's stories.
Blind Submission by Debra Ginsberg

The Devil Wears Prada meets Gaslight. Who knew editing the great American novel would be so dangerous?

Highly Recommended

Monday, January 01, 2007

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan looks at the journey from field to plate of four meals: fast food, Big organic, little organic, and hunted and gathered. What he discovers will change the way you look at eating.

Highly Recommended
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party
by M. T. Anderson

An almost surreal look at the life of a slave, Octavian, who has been raised by the Novanglian College of Lucidity as an experiment in intelligence. As he comes of age and fully realizes his situation, the Colonies are being thrust into the beginning of the Revolution.

Highly Recommended
Are We There Yet? by David Levithan

Two estranged brothers, one about to go to college and one in the rat race, go on a trip to Italy and find they have more in common than they think.

Highly Recommended
The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld

A sequel to Peeps that focuses on a band made up of various young musicians, including a Peep, who find that their music has supernatural powers.

Highly Recommended