Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

After breaking his teacher's nose on the first day of 9th grade, Junior decides to leave the reservation and go to school at the white high school. True, funny and heartbreaking.

Highly Recommended
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

Ivy discovers a disturbing secret in her small, Pennsylvania town that stems from a curse of excessive mother-love.

The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelluci and Jim Rugg

After a terrorist attack, Jane's parents decide that Metro City is too dangerous and they need to move to the suburbs. In between dealing with her PTSD and her overprotective mother, Jane manages to find some like-minded friends and they start P.L.A.I.N.- People Loving Arts in Neighborhoods.

Highly Recommended