Another month, another pile of books I am dying to get my hands on. Such is life
Asking for it by Louise O'Neill
It's the beginning of
the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years
old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone
is there. All eyes are on Emma.
The next morning, she wakes on
the front porch of her house. She can't remember what happened, she
doesn't know how she got there. She doesn't know why she's in pain. But
everyone else does.
Photographs taken at the party show, in
explicit detail, what happened to Emma that night. But sometimes people
don't want to believe what is right in front of them, especially when
the truth concerns the town's heroes...
I liked Louise's first book and I definitely saw why it got the attention it did. I am very much looking forward to this one as I think it'll be very good indeed.
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Set in gilded age New
York, These Shallow Graves follows the story of Josephine Montfort, an
American aristocrat. Jo lives a life of old-money ease. Not much is
expected of her other than to look good and marry well. But when her
father dies due to an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world
starts to tarnish. With the help of a handsome and brash reporter, and a
young medical student who moonlights in the city morgue, Jo uncovers
the truth behind her father’s death and learns that if you’re going to
bury the past, you’d better bury it deep
I very much enjoyed Jennifer's previous books so cannot wait to get my hands on this.
George by Alex Gino
BE WHO YOU ARE.
When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.
George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web.
George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher
says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.
With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan.
Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is,
once and for all.
I've heard good things about this book and it sounds really interesting. Looking forward to tracking a copy down.