Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WWW Wednesday

What are you currently reading?
Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi
It's 1951 and Pete likes nothing more than reading and listening to detective stories. He soon finds himself mixed up in a very different sort of mystery when a rumor goes around that a member of his family is a Communist and his teacher and classmates, even his best friend Kat, turn against him. Pete searches for the truth, but he begins to wonder if finding it will fix his problems or make things even worse.
Avi is pretty much always a good read, especially when it comes to historical fiction. With solid characters and a situation that was reality for many back in the 50s this is, so far, a pretty fascinating read.  
What did you recently finish reading?
The Tragic Age by Stephen Metcalfe
Billy Kinsey is disillusioned with life. His parents are caught up in the new lifestyle that came along with winning library, trying to forget their grief after the death of Billy's twin sister Dorrie. Billy's philosophy is not to take part in life. Then he meets Twom Twomey who encourages him to "go a little outlaw" and Gretchen Quinn who thinks he needs to put good things into the world. Can Billy overcome his distrust of good things or is he doomed to travel down a path to disaster?
This novel asks some tough questions about modern society and the tendency of people to consistently make the wrong choices. It's not a comfortable read but one that encourages the reader to think.
What do you think you will read next?
The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold
I like the notion of imaginary friends having lives all their own. I look forward to seeing how this one plays out.

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