Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WWW Wednesday

What are you currently reading?
How (Not) to Fall in Love by Lisa Brown Roberts
Darcy has always lived a charmed life. Her father is a successful motivational speaker. Until he isn't. When his business falls apart, Darcy's father hits the road leaving his family to deal with the aftermath. Darcy needs some place to escape from the constant stress of her changed status among her friends and her mother's new drinking habit. Her uncle's thrift store may just be that place.
While it seems like this plot might be incredibly predictable, what I've read so far has a certain charm. 

What did you recently finish reading?
The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
Her entire life, Gigi has been focused on studying instead of making friends. It's the plan laid out for her by her big sister Didi, her only living relative. Didi wants her to succeed, instead of having to be a hairdresser like Didi and their mother. Now that she's at a new school, though, Gigi wants to reinvent herself. She wants friends and fun instead of just achievement. She doesn't anticipate the conflict this will cause with Didi. Or the family secrets it will reveal.
This was an absolutely charming, wonderful story. Heartbreaking at times but gentle enough for youngish readers. Join me on Friday for my full review.

What do you think you will read next?
It's Up to Charlie Hardin by Dean Ing
This story of the adventures of a boy in his Texas town during WWII could be a blast. 


The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
I've been looking forward to this book for months now and my library just got a print copy in. I can't wait to start in on it.

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