What are you currently reading?
Rock War by Robert Muchamore
Three teens in find themselves preparing for a Battle of the Bands. Jay dreams of being a rock star but he's held back by his large family and less than dedicated band mates. Summer's life has always been focused on school and taking care of her Nan. She joins a band just to give herself something more, but fear holds her back. Dylan would rather hang out and smoke than anything else but he'd rather be in a band than play rugby.
I'm pretty interested to see how these three stories develop and intertwine.
What did you recently finish reading?
Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes
When she's caught shoplifting, Lex has just one chance to avoid a criminal record: work at the Smart Mart where she committed her crime. She expects it to be the worst summer of her life, surrounded by losers and weirdos. Smart Mart turns out not to be so bad, especially when she gets to know shy but fascinating Noah. If only Noah hadn't betrayed her best friend Bryce, making any crossover between her two worlds virtually impossible.
Certainly not my favorite read of the year. Paper or Plastic is a pretty standard teen romance. Useful for entertainment with a solid "awww" factor.
What do you think you will read next?
Blues for Zoey by Robert Paul Weston
Music and teens with big secrets. Could be fantastic.