Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WWW Wednesday

What are you currently reading?
Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone
Before the accident, Trevor knew what to expect from life. Football, parties, and music. One bad choice takes it all away from him and leaves him with a traumatic brain injury and scrambling to find a new "normal." When good girl Everly is assigned as his tutor, he thinks she's a stuck-up miss perfect. He can't know that Everly is struggling with a secret that has destroyed her own sense of normal.
What did you recently finish reading?
Undertow by Michael Buckley
Lyric Walker's life used to be predictable. Until the day that the Alpha arrived on Coney Island and the whole world changed. 30,000 ocean dwelling warriors now occupy the beach and a small group of Alpha teens are about to start attending Lyric's school and it's turning Coney Island into a powder keg. When Lyric is manipulated into helping the Alpha prince, Fathom, assimilate it might be the spark that sets things off. Some people want the Alpha gone - no matter the cost.

Undertow is similar to a lot of alien stories that you read. You have this entirely foreign culture suddenly thrust upon human society. Unsure of the intent of these strangers, novelty soon turns to fear and aggression. It points out the human tendency  towards discrimination, but follows a relatively predictable plot. Interesting but not what I'd consider a high priority read. 
What do you think you will read next?
The Worst Class Trip Every by Dave Barry
I loved Barry's Peter and the Starcatchers series and look forward to reading his take on a field trip misadventure.

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