Ava received these books for review from the publishers, but as always she gives her honest opinions.
While Zippy lingers over a book for weeks, Ava devours them. Zee always imagined that Ava’s home would look like a library with books in every nook and cranny, and she’s a little jealous since books have always been her very acceptable escape from her days.
A has a new puppy, and she probably needs the escape from walking and training, and the whining during the night. Lucky for us as we’ve got a great list of books to highlight….
- By Luke Kennard
Hilarious and witty, outrageous and succinct, The Transition won my reading heart. In Luke Kennard’s novel about a ludicrous future, reality melds with surreal in a debut that rocks your socks off.
A young man joins a program called The Transition in an attempt to make a painless move into adulthood, with no idea of what he must sacrifice.
Do you or your partner spend more than you earn? Have your credit card debts evolved into collection letters? Has either of you received a court summons? Has either of you considered turning to a life of crime? You are not alone. We know. We can help.
Welcome to the Transition.
While taking part in the Transition, you and your partner will spend six months living under the supervision of your mentors, two successful adults of a slightly older generation. Freed from your financial responsibilities, you will be coached through the key areas of the scheme – employment, nutrition, responsibility, relationship, finances and self-respect – until you are ready to be reintegrated into adult society.
Amazingly wonderful read.
- by Neel Mullick
This unbelievably good novel twists into a pretzel right before our eyes and the ending sparks like a Roman candle.
Sam comes home from a work trip the day before his son’s 13th birthday. His whole world explodes and he seeks the help of a therapist, Cynthia. She notices Sam’s anger at the entire world – his family has died in a car accident – and as their sessions proceed, an entire world opens up around Cynthia, only she is not aware of it. In a beguiling tale of vengeance, Dark Blossom soars.
- by Sandra Ingerman and Katherine Wood
Outsider Isaiah’s dream world is full of imaginary people that resemble three of his outlier schoolmates. When they all get together they realize that they are all having the same bizarre dreams. They are in a cove with dead birds and fish all around. As they wake up and realize that the cove is real, they become whistleblowers on a clandestine and deadly corporate scheme of greed and death.
Great YA read.