So... who's up for some heart-shaped chocolate that's on sale??
This meme is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine :)
This week's pick I've seen around, and I was originally iffy on it until I read a few raving reviews/twitter comments. But anyways, I was scared it would end up being slightly contrived but after reading those posts I'm definitely keeping an eye out for it now! I won't lie, I was also a tad ehh because this author wrote the not-as-awesome short story in Let It Snow (although she was up against John Green and Maureen Johnson)
by Lauren Myracle
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.
Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.
Shine is released May 1, 2011, from Amulet Books.
It just sounds like a rollercoaster full of emotion. Yeah, and I'm ususally up for one of those.
this book on Goodreads
author website / goodreads