Saturday, September 19, 2009

-Friday Finds (#2)


...is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
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Monday:
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What Happened To Cass McBride?-Gail Giles
Found @ amazon.com
 
Kyle Kirby has planned a cruel and unusual revenge on Cass McBride, the most popular girl in school, for the death of his brother David. He digs a hole. Drugs Cass. Kidnaps her. Puts her in a box-underground. He buries her alive. But Kyle makes a fatal error: Cass knows the power of words. She uses fear as her weapon to keep her nemesis talking - and to keep herself breathing during the most harrowing 48 hours of her life. -barnesandnoble.com

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Tuesday:
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Heaven Looks A Lot Like The Mall-Wendy Mass

Found at Tales Of Whimsy
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When 16-year-old Tessa suffers a shocking accident in gym class, she finds herself in heaven (or what she thinks is heaven), which happens to bear a striking resemblance to her hometown mall. In the tradition of It's a Wonderful Life and The Christmas Carol, Tessa starts reliving her life up until that moment. She sees some things she'd rather forget, learns some things about herself she'd rather not know, and ultimately must find the answer to one burning question--if only she knew what the question was.

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Written in sharp, witty verse, Wendy Mass crafts an extraordinary tale of a spunky heroine who hasn't always made the right choices, but needs to discover what makes life worth living.-amazon.com
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Wednesday:
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Bleed-Laurie Faria Stolarz
Found @ amazon.com 
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Over the course of a single summer day, ten teenagers in Salem, Massachusetts, will discover important truths about themselves and each other.

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There is Nicole, whose decision to betray her best friend will shock everyone, most of all herself; Kelly, who meets the convicted felon she has been writing to for years; Maria, whose definition of a true friend is someone who will cut her. Then there is Sadie, a chubby eleven-year-old whose mother forces her to wear a "please don't feed me" sign stapled to her shirt; while Joy, a fifteen-year-old waitress hoping for true intimacy narrowly escapes a very dark fate. Derik discovers that his usual good looks and charm won't help him hold onto the girl he wants, while nineteen-year-old drifter, Mearl, is desperately looking for a place to call home. Sean is torn between his loyalty to his girlfriend and the possibility of finding something more with her friend, while Ginger's single-minded pursuit to bring down her nemesis only proves that they may be more alike than she thought.

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Seamlessly woven together, this incredibly powerful and compelling collection of stories chronicles the very real trials of today's teen experience.-amazon.com
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Thursday:
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Fairest Of All: Tale Of The Wicked Queen-Serena Valentino
Found @ JuJu's Shelfari

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For anyone who's seen Walt Disney's Snow White, you'll know that the Wicked Queen is one evil woman! After all, it's not everyone who wants to cut out their teenage step-daughter's heart and have it delivered back in a locked keepsake box. (And even if this sort of thing is a common urge, we don't know many people who have acted upon it.)

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Now, for the first time, we'll examine the life of the Wicked Queen and find out just what it is that makes her so nasty. Here's a hint: the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror is not just some random spooky visage-and he just might have something to do with the Queen's wicked ways! 



5 comments:

Nina said...

Fairest Of All: Tale Of The Wicked Queen sounds so fun to read! I also love the cover! It's so beautiful and...wicked...:-)

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

O
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O I can't wait to see what you think of Heaven Looks Like a Mall! :)

I also can't wait for your Fairest of All review. I'm dying to get my hands on that book.

PS Thanks for the shout-outs :) *hugs*

Book Junkie II said...

Andrea! Congrats on being a new mommy! What did you have??? I wanted to say that your blog is looking awesome!!! I so love your new template, it really does look wonderful!
hugs,
brande

Daisy Whitney said...

Cass McBride sounds freaky intense!

Alexa said...

I read What Happened to Cass McBride, It's such a good book!