Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Deadline, by Chris Crutcher

About to be a senior in high school, Ben Wolf has a serious problem on his hands. His sports physical has come back, with extremely bad news. He only has one year left of his life.

Ben is torn between telling everyone in his life, or leaving it a secret until he can't anymore. But he's determined to make his last year the best one he's ever lived. That includes going out for the football team. Hitting on the best-looking girl in school. Antagonizing the government teacher. No matter what, Ben must face what will come. No matter what.

If you only read one book this year, make sure it's Deadline. This book will have you thinking about what you might do if you only had one year left. And what you might change.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Vampire Kisses, by Ellen Schreiber

Raven has always wanted to be a vampire. When asked as a child what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer was a vampire. That made her an outcast in her small town. Then a new family moves into the house at the top of the hill in her very boring town, and all of a sudden, the town doesn't seem all that boring.

Raven is immediately drawn to Alexander, the son of the very odd family which moved into the old house. But is he just a strange young man, or a vampire? Raven can't decide, and neither can the town.

This is the first book in a two part sequence. Raven is a believable character, and the story is told from her point of view. Especially if you ever wonder if someone you know could be a vampire...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

This is the amusing tale of Cammie, a 15-year old girl who meets a guy she really likes. The problem? She is a spy-in-training and he can never find out. Plus, if the school learned about Josh, she'd be in big trouble, nevermind her mother being the headmistress and Cammie and her friends sneaking out to learn more things about Josh in the first place.

So Cammie begins the biggest covert operation of her life--but first she has to figure out how to act like a normal teenager.

A great first novel--love attacks everyone. And Cammie and her friends are hilarious trying to figure out what kinds of things Josh likes and trying to do their homework in the meantime.