Saturday, April 18, 2009

I want to Read: Broken Soup, By Jenny Valentine

  • Pages 224
  • HarperTeen (March 24, 2009)
  • Plot:

Mum and Dad moved us to a school because they thought it was better. They moved house to keep us safer. They gave us swimming lessons and cycle helmets and self-defence classes and a balanced diet. They paid our phone bills so we'd never run out of credit in a crisis. They promised us Five grand on our twenty-first birthdays if we never smoked And still one of us died. What can i say?

Someone shoves a photo negative into Rowan's hands. She is distracted but, frankly, she has larger problems to worry about. Her brother is dead. Her father left. Her mother won't get out of bed. She has to take care of her younger sister. And keep it all together..... But Rowan is curious about the mysterious boy and negative. Who is He? Why did he give it to her? The mystery only deepens when the photo is developed and the inconceivable appears. Everything is about to change for Rowan.......Finally, something positive is in her life.


Waiting For: A Match Made In High School, By Kristin Walker

  • 288 Pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (February 4, 2010)
  • Author Kristin Walker

Plot: When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can't get any worse. Then she marries her "husband": jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona's long-term crush Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer.

Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.

I am not always into Teen Books, but sometimes i am, and this one seem to be funny.