Another trip to the library yesterday - I meant to return books and not check anything out, but one look at the shelves and I found several new titles calling my name. I did give up on Going Bovine by Libba Bray, this year's Michael Printz award winner. Maybe I am just not the type of person to appreciate these Printz award books, but I couldn't get through Jellicoe Road last year and even 150 pages in to Going Bovine and I really didn't care one way or the other about this book. I know a committe of some very intelligent people who are very current on their young adult literature decide on this award, but I found it interesting that after both of my high school co-op students looked it over, neither one of them seemed the least bit interested in it, either - between the title and the cover there is like zero appeal.
Here is this week's library loot - that I am just adding to my leftover loot!
Young Adult Selections:
Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewiz Buzbee
Hidden Voices by Pat Lowery Collins
The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Looks by Madeleine George
The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
The Power of Half by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen
Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog by Lisa Scottoline
Honolulu by Alan Brennert