Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly awaiting.

This week I can't wait for Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga. Goth Girl Rising is the sequel to the Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and it comes out pretty soon on October 19, 2009. I just went to Amazon and they are selling it already, so oh well it still comes out on 10/19 : ) Summary is from Amazon.

Goth Girl Rising coverGoth Girl Rising
By: Barry Lyga

Time is a funny thing in the hospital. In the mental ward. You lose track of it easily. After six months in the Maryland Mental Health Unit, Kyra Sellers, a.k.a. Goth Girl, is going home. Unfortunately, she’s about to find out that while she was away, she lost track of more than time. Things seem normal at first. Roger’s his typical, pain-in-the-ass fatherly self. Jecca and Simone and the rest of the goth crowd still do their thing. And Kyra is back in black, feeling good, and ready to make up with the only person who’s ever appreciated her for who she really is. But then she sees him. Fanboy. Transcended from everything he was into someone she barely recognizes. And the anger and memories come rushing back. Fanboy. The Spermling. Miss Powell. Roger. Her mother. There’s so much to do to people when you’re angry. Kyra’s about to get very busy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Evermore: the Immortals book 1 Review

Title: Evermore (the Immortals book 1)
Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: February 3, 2009
Pages: 320

My Edition: Paperback
Reading Level: Young Adult
here I got it: Barnes and Noble for my birthday!

Summary from Amazon:
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.

Damen Auguste is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can see straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

Wow, I really loved this book! The beginning is pretty sad, but it ends very nicely. The main character Ever is easy to relate to, and it's interesting how she can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know everything they have ever done. I also really like that you can't figure out what Damen is until the very end. I couldn't put this book down, and I really enjoyed reading it. This is Alyson Noel's first fantasy book, so I think she did pretty well writing Evermore. The books in the series seem to be coming out without much wait in between which is pretty nice. I can't wait to read the next book, Blue Moon!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Extra Entries for my contest!

My sister just started a blog for her amazing photography, so if you follow her I'll give you an extra two entries! Go HERE if you haven't entered already or just add another comment for the extra entries. Oops, I forgot to put her link, it is

IMMB (7)

In My Mailbox is where I post the books I bought, borrow, won, or received this week. IMMB was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

This week I received several books: 2 books for review from Henry Holt (Lockdown and Dreamhunter) and two books I won from a blog (Stray Affections and The Impostor's Daughter)! Summaries from Amazon.

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 
By: Alexander Gordon Smith
Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.
Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden from the eyes of the world.

By: Elizabeth Knox
Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader into an extraordinary fictional world in which dreams are as vividly described as the cream cakes in the tea shop, the sand on the beach or teenage first love.
Set in 1906, Dreamhunter describes a world very similar to ours, except for a special place, known simply as The Place, where only a select group of people can go. These people are called Dreamhunters and they harvest dreams which are then transmitted to the general public for the purposes of entertainment, therapy - or terror and political coercion.
Fifteen-year-old cousins Laura Hame and Rose Tiebold both come from famous dreamhunting families, but only Laura proves to be blessed with the gift and once inside The Place she finds out what happened to her missing dreamhunter father and reveals how the government has used dreams to control an ever-growing population of convicts and political dissenters.

Stray Affections
By: Charlene Ann Baumbich
The last thing that Cassandra Higgins expects out of her Sunday is to be mesmerized at a collectors' convention by a snowglobe. She's enjoying some mommy time, with husband Ken at home tending their brood of four young boys, when she's utterly charmed by the one-of-a kind globe containing figures of three dogs and a little girl with hair the color of her own. She can't resist taking the unique globe home-even if means wrestling another shopper for it!
The beautiful snowglobe sparks long-dormant memories for Cassie, of her beloved Grandpa Wonky, the stray dog she rescued as a child, and the painful roots of her combative relationship with her mother, "Bad Betty" Kamrowski. Life in Wanonishaw, Minnesota is never dull, though, and Cassie keeps the recollections at bay, busy balancing her boys, her home daycare operation, and being a good friend to best pal Margret. But after a strange-flurrious, as Cassie deems it-moment happens with the remarkable snowglobe, Cassie and the people she loves, including her mother, are swirled into a tumultuous yet grace-filled and life-changing journey.
With the quirky, close-knit Midwestern small-town feel that made Charlene Ann Baumbich's acclaimed Dearest Dorothy novels so popular, Stray Affections invites readers to experience the laughter and the healing of second chances, and the reminder that God never gives up on our dreams.

The Impostor's Daughter
By: Laurie Sandell
Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of a privileged childhood in Buenos Aires, academic triumphs, heroism during Vietnam, friendships with Kissinger and the Pope. As a young woman, Laurie unconsciously mirrors her dad, trying on several outsized personalities (Tokyo stripper, lesbian seductress, Ambien addict). Later, she lucks into the perfect job--interviewing celebrities for a top women's magazine. Growing up with her extraordinary father has given Laurie a knack for relating to the stars.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Best and Worst of Covers (5)

Every Saturday, I will post one book cover I love and one I hate from books that I have read. I will post information on the edition of the book, the summary, and my thoughts of the cover. This week the cover that I love is Evermore which I'm about fifteen pages from finishing so expect the review very soon! Summaries from Amazon.

The Cover I Love: 
Title: Evermore
Author: Alyson Noel

Publisher: St. Mary's Griffin
Publication Date: February 3, 2009
s: 320
Edition: Paperback
Reading Level: Young Adult   

This opening book in a new series, The Immortals, will thrill many teen fantasy-suspense readers, especially fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. Seventeen-year-old Ever survived the car crash that killed her parents, younger sister, and their dog. Now she lives with an aunt in Southern California, plagued not only by survivor guilt but also by a new ability to hear the thoughts of all around her. She tries to tune out all these distractions by keeping her hoodie up and her iPod cranked loud, until Damen, the cute new boy at school, convinces her to come out of her shell. Damen, however, is frighteningly clever—and has the strange ability to produce tulips from nowhere and disappear himself at critical moments. Noël (Saving Zoë, 2007) creates a cast of recognizably diverse teens in a realistic high-school setting, along with just the right tension to make Ever’s discovery of her own immortality—should she choose it—exciting and credible.

Thoughts of the Cover:
This cover is so pretty! I love the picture of the girl, she looks a lot like the girl I imagined Ever to look like. The blue tint is really pretty and the slighted raised up red tulips just puts it all together. Also, the glowing white title adds a nice touch. Evermore only came out in paperback, so  I can't compare the different covers. This cover is so good, I'm glad this is the only cover! I really liked the book so far, and I can't wait to see how it ends and read the next book in the series!

The Cover I Hate:
Title: The Midnight Charter
Author: David Whitley
Publisher: Roaring Book Press
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Pages: 336
Edition: Hardback
Reading Level: 11-14

Welcome to Agora, a secret and closed-in city where anything can be bought and sold – goods, people, thoughts, ideas and even emotions are traded in the market. A place without money, where selling is the only way of life and debt is death. The successful merchants rule, plague festers in the pitiless slums and children are possessions until their twelfth birthday.

In the ancient tower of Count Stelli, the city's greatest astrologer, two children meet, both of whom have been sold as servants. One, Mark, an emotional, imaginative boy who was sold by his father to the Count’s grandson in return for medical treatment. The other, Lily, a reserved and thoughtful orphan girl, now owned by the count. At first, threatened with being thrown out to die on the disease-ridden streets if they displease their masters, their only goal is to work and survive. But gradually, as they begin to understand that they can shape their own destiny, they each find their path – Mark within the system, trying to learn the secret of the powerful Libran Society and gain the security it brings; and Lily, rebellious, dangerous and determined to change the city forever.

How will they survive? Can their plans succeed? And why is the shadowy ruler of Agora, the all-powerful Director of Receipts, watching them from afar…? 

Thoughts of the Cover:
I really don't like this cover! The cover is really creepy looking, but the background is kind of cool. The book was pretty good but this cover is not the best. I received the ARC for review from Henry Holt, so I don't have this cover. If I would've seen this in a book store, I probably won't have even thought of reading it. The main reason I don't like this cover is the guy who takes up practically the entire cover, I really don't understand who he is even supposed to be in the book. Even thought the cover is ugly, I would recommend reading the book because it is pretty good. The sequel is coming out next summer, so I'm looking forward to that.

What are your thoughts on these two covers?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly awaiting.

This week I can't wait for Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. I love his books: Uglies trilogy plus Extras and Peeps/Last days. Leviathan comes out pretty soon on October 6, 2009! Summary is from Amazon.

By: Scott Westerfeld
Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.

Here is the book trailer:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

BBW Review: The Lovely Bones

I read and reviewed this book in honor of ALA's Banned Book Week. This book was moved to the faculty section of the John W. McDevitt Middle School library in Waltham, Mass in 2008 because its content was too frightening for middle school students. I actually understand this one because there was murder, rape, some language, and sex in the book, but I still think it's up to a child and/or their parents if they are mature enough to read this powerful and amazing novel. Summary is from Amazon.

Title: The Lovely Bones
Author: Alice Sebold
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: April 20, 2004
Pages: 328

My Edition: Paperback
Reading Level: ----
here I got it: Goodwill for 47 cents!

Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book — a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her — her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.

Review (Lots of spoilers about the book, so read at your discretion!):
Wow, this book started off very intensely! I couldn't put it down, but once I got past the aftershock of her murder, the story kind of became a little boring. I really liked it, but it was a little too sad to read about. One things for sure Alice Sebold can really tell a powerful story of a teenage girl who is raped then murdered by a male neighbor. I was surprised that only the first 4 or 5 chapters was about Susie's murder, then the rest was about her "life" in heaven and how her family deals with her death. I really liked Susie's sister, Lindsay. She was a very strong female character, and I love how her life turns out with her childhood crush then husband. Also, it was perfect ending with Mr. Harvey (the murderer, ex-neighbor) dying by an icicle (the perfect murder). It was really interesting how connected Susie was to her school friend Ruth and how Susie actually went into her body and made love to her I guess boyfriend. This book will have me thinking and I won't forget her tragic story. I highly recommend it, and I give it 4 stars only because it was a little boring.
The movie for Lovely Bones is coming out this year, and it looks amazing! Here is the trailer:


Monday, September 21, 2009

50+ Followers/One Month Blogoversary Contest!

About a week ago, I made a post saying it was my one month blogoversary and I hit 50 followers, so now I'm holding a contest to celebrate : D There will be one winner, and the winner gets to choose between 5 books! Summaries are from Amazon.These are books you can choose from:

Fireworks: Four Summer Stories (paperback)
By Niki Burnham, Erin Haft, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle
Hot sun. Soft white sand. Bejewled flip-flops. Crashing surf. That shirtless blond lifeguard...Summertime is the essence of sexiness, sass, and fun. In this juicy collection, four fabulous, bestselling teen authors each show us a different side of summer romance, from the first flush of a seaside crush to the sting of a breakup on a traveling teen tour. Get out your sunscreen, slip on your shades, and prepare to be dazzled by these sizzling stories.

GoldenGirl: A Bradford Novel (paperback)
By: Micol Ostow
 Paige, Spencer, and Madison have it all: the looks, the connections, the money, the boys. As the daughters of three of the most prestigious families on Philadelphia's Main Line (read: old money, and lots of it) and the ruling juniors at Bradford Prep, nothing can stand in their way....except, perhaps, their own dark secrets. When an old frenemy from Paige's hidden past shows up at Bradford and plays nice--too nice--Paige is desperate to smother the threat. How far will she go to silence the truth?

Gossip Girl (paperback)
By: Cecily von Ziegesar
At a New York City jet-set private school populated by hard-drinking, bulimic, love-starved poor little rich kids, a clique of horrible people behave badly to one another. An omniscient narrator sees inside the shallow hearts of popular Blair Waldorf, her stoned hottie of a boyfriend, Nate, and her former best friend Serena van der Woodsen, just expelled from boarding school and "gifted with the kind of coolness that you can't acquire by buying the right handbag or the right pair of jeans. She was the girl every boy wants and every girl wants to be." Everyone wears a lot of designer clothes and drinks a lot of expensive booze. Serena flirts with Nate and can't understand why Blair is upset with her; Blair throws a big party and doesn't invite Serena; Serena meets a cute but unpopular guy; and a few less socially blessed characters wonder about the lives of those who "have everything anyone could possibly wish for and who take it all completely for granted." Intercut with these exploits are excerpts from (the actual site launches in February), where "gossip girl" dishes the dirt on the various characters without ever revealing her own identity amongst them.

Outside Beauty (hardback)
By: Cynthia Kadohata
Shelby, 13, and her three sisters, ages 16, 8, and 6, have different fathers. They live in early-1980s Chicago with their free-spirited mother, Helen, a striking and beauty-obsessed Japanese bombshell. Helen is a cult of personality unto herself, and the older girls happily care for the younger ones while Mom collects boyfriends. When she is in a disfiguring car accident, the girls separate to live with their fathers. Shelby's dad is a kind, level-headed Japanese greenhorn, while six-year-old Maddie's, an Anglo, is a patronizing, abusive bully. The four girls plot their escape—back to Helen, but really back to one another. The novel is oddly missing pop-culture references, so the '80s setting is perplexing and extraneous. The first chapters of the book are packed with contrived, purposefully madcap shenanigans and creaky, expository dialogue. Once the scene is set, though, Shelby settles into a more natural, thoughtful voice, and the surprisingly gripping plot gains pace and substance. The cloyingly devil-may-care mood of the opening turns mercifully more sober and suspenseful as the girls' troubles deepen.

Read My Lips (paperback)
By: Teri Brown 
Popularity is as easy as a good secret. Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But Serena is deaf, and she can read lips really well-even across the busy cafeteria. So when the popular girls discover her talent, there's no turning back. From skater chick to cookie-cutter prep, Serena's identity has done a 180...almost. She still wants to date Miller, the school rebel, and she's not ready to trade her hoodies for pink tees just yet. But she is rising through the ranks in the school's most exclusive clique. With each new secret she uncovers, Serena feels pressure to find out more. Reading lips has always been her greatest talent, but now Serena just feels like a gigantic snoop...

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

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In My Mailbox is where I post the books I bought, borrow, won, or received this week. IMMB was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

This week I received a book from Harlequin Teen Panel and something not book related but whatever...a case, screen protector, and car charger that I ordered from Amazon for my purple Motorola Rival for $10! Summary is from Amazon.

Poison Study
By: Maria V. Snyder

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered a reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace, and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust, and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and she develops magical powers she can't control. Her life’s at stake again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear!

 Isn't that an amazing deal for ten bucks including shipping?! The case is so awesome and it matches perfectly with my purple Rival.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Best and Worst of Covers (4)

Every Saturday, I will post one book cover I love and one I hate from books that I have read. I will post information on the edition of the book, the summary, and my thoughts of the cover. Also, it seems now that I've been doing these for a couple weeks I find I like either the paperback or hardback better, so I will put both of the covers from now on. Also, weirdly both of these books were published on the same date says Amazon. Without further ado the covers:

The Cover that I LOVE:

Title: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Author: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 28, 2007
s: 192
Edition: Paperback
Reading Level: Young Adult   

Summary (From Rachel Cohn's Website:
It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.

This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be and where the next great band is playing.

Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this is a love story you'll wish were your very own. Working together for the first time, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have combined forces to create a book that is sure to grab readers of all ages and never let them go.
Thoughts of the Cover:
I really love this cover because it's purple (my fave color), the headphones in a heart shape (very cute and clever), and the city in the background; altogether I very awesome cover! I don't like the second cover at all though because the picture is just weird and blurry. Nick and Norah is a really good and fun to read book. The chapters in the character's different perspectives is so cool, and since there was two authors it's pretty interesting to read. The book was just made into a movie which stars Michael Cera and Kat Dennings who are the perfect people for Nick and Norah.

The Cover that I HATE:

Title: Hero
Author: Perry Moore
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication Date: August 28, 2007
Pages: 43
Edition: Paperback
Reading Level: Young Adult

Summary (From Perry Moore's website):
Thom Creed is used to being on his own. Even as a high school basketball star, he has to keep his distance because of his father. Hal Creed had once been one of the greatest and most beloved superheroes of The League-until the Wilson Towers incident. After that Thom's mother disappeared and his proud father became an outcast.

The last thing in the world Thom would ever want is to disappoint his father. So Thom keeps two secrets from him: First is that he's gay. The second is that he has the power to heal people. Initially, Thom had trouble controlling his powers. But with trail and error he improves, until he gets so good that he catches the attention of the League and is asked to join. Even though he knows it would kill his dad, Thom can't resist. When he joins the League, he meets a motley crew of other heroes, including tough-talking Scarlett, who has the power of fire from growing up near a nuclear power plant; Typhoid Larry, who makes everyone sick by touching them, but is actually a really sweet guy; and wise Ruth, who has the power to see the future. Together these unlikely heroes become friends and begin to uncover a plot to kill the superheroes. Along the way, Thom falls in love, and discovers the difficult truth about his parents' past. This is moving, funny, and wonderfully original novel shows that things are not always what they seem, and love can be found in the unlikeliest of places.

Thoughts of the Cover:
I actually don't hate this cover, I just don't really like it that much because it is really plain. The paperback cover is a lot better in my opinion because it goes perfectly with the story. I have an ARC of the first cover, and I got it at a book sale for very cheap. I'm so glad I did because the book was quite amazing. The main character is gay and kinda a superhero, but not let that scare you off because this is a must-read!

What are your thoughts on these two covers?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Firsts! (1)

Friday Firsts is a new meme I came across hosted by Well-Read Reviews, and it seems pretty fun! The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.
  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
The book I'm currently reading is the Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and this is the first sentence:

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie."

This first sentence is alright and notice that she said her name was Salmon; the past tense is a key point. It did make me want to know more about the girl and at first I thought her first name was Salmon, then I realized it was her last name. I think it should've started with her name was Susie, and then go on to the second sentence which is really good but sad.This is the second sentence:

"I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

Go HERE to see Well-Read Reviews's post and post your link.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly awaiting.

This week I can't wait for Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn. The cover is awesome and the description makes the book sound really awesome too. Rachel Cohn has written some very good books, and I can't wait til January 12, 2010 when it comes out!

What the book is about, from the flap copy:
Very LeFreak has a problem: she's a crazed technology addict. Very can't get enough of her iPhone, laptop, IMs, text messages, whatever. If there's any chance the incoming message, call, text, or photo might be from her supersecret online crush, she's going to answer, no matter what. Nothing is too important: sleep, friends in mid-conversation, class, a meeting with the dean about academic probation. Soon enough, though, this obsession costs Very everything and everyone. Can she learn to block out the noise so she can finally hear her heart?
Rachel Cohn makes her Knopf solo debut with this funny, touching, and surely recognizable story about a girl and the technology habit that threatens everything.