Monday, January 25, 2010

Surf Mules

Not even the start of the Viking-Saints game could get me to put down this new book by G. Neri!

The setting of the book is California. Logan is a surfer, as are all his friends. He's graduated from high school and needs a way to make some money for college. He and his best buddy, Z-boy (no one calls him by his real name, Zane) get hooked up with a drug dealer. Broza needs someone to drive a car full of drugs from Southern California to Orlando, Florida. There is good money involved, but the two have to work together as a team. They don't even reach the state line before the trouble begins. Read the book --- it will DEFINITELY keep your interest!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Chosen One

Kyra has 20 brothers and sisters, 3 mothers and 1 father. Yikes.....What kind of family does she have? Kyra and her extended family are part of a polygamist cult.

Kyra lives in an isolated community in the desert. You have to read this book to really understand how the people, under the direction of "The Prophet" try to make this lifestyle work. It isn't until The Prophet decides that Kyra is to marry her 60-year-old uncle, her father's brother, that Kyra decides enough is enough. She ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT want to marry her uncle.....but in the society she lives in, that is what is expected.

Read the book - see what happens when Kyra tries to escape!!!!!

Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have

Intriguing title!!! Andy is starting his sophomore year. He is seriously overweight. The kind of overweight where he questions whether he will fit into a desk!! Despite his weight, he is a typical teenager. Over the summer at one of his mother's catering events (her profession does not help his weight problem!), he met a girl....a girl he really wants to impress. As the school year begins, April shows up in his AP History class -- she is a transfer student. Now Andy has to make good on all the things he told her!! He told her he was a jock, so..........he joins the football team!! Be aware -- all 307 lbs of Andy has never been on a football field.

The story is told from Andy's point of view. His voice and his humor are very believable. Read the book and see what happens when Andy becomes the starting center.

New Year New Books!!!

Yeah -- it is my favorite time of the year. The first order of new books and materials is here. I did a ton of reading over vacation. Stay tuned for my reviews!