Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Since You Left Me by Allen Zadoff

Since You Left Me

Author: Allen Zadoff

Publisher: Egmont USA

3½ out of 5 stars

She’s about to leave.  Soon she’ll be gone, off to start the next chapter of her life, filled with new memories and adventures.  You don’t fit into the picture.  The light knock on your bedroom door brings you out of your thoughts, and reminds you that this is it.  This is really happening.  She’s here to say goodbye, but what if you’re not ready to let her go yet?  Maybe you’re just being selfish.  Then again, how are you supposed to be okay with her packing up and moving to India?  She is your mother after all.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Saving June

Author: Hannah Harrington

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

5 out of 5 stars

The highway stretches out before you, off into the distance.  An endless straight line that’ll take you to your ultimate destination: California.  It’s your own personal yellow brick road.  All you need to complete the picture is the dog and the munchkins.  The van you’re riding in cruises down the road.  The wind whips your face, tugging your hair loose.  You wiggle your toes out of the window, enjoying the warm air.  With the windows down and music blasting, you think to yourself, this is exactly how I want my summer to be.  If only this entire trip wasn’t because your sister killed herself, and you don’t have any ruby slippers to bring her back either.