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Something Like Normal by Trish Doller - To be released June 19th, 2012
When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want to read this: Have you guys met Trish Doller? Seriously one of the nicest people I have ever met. And this is going to be an awesome book. *nods* Trust me.
Alright, next up, we have:
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel - To be released June 26th, 2012
Callie LeRoux lives in Slow Run, Kansas, helping her mother run their small hotel and trying not to think about the father she's never met. Lately all of her energy is spent battling the constant storms plaguing the Dust Bowl and their effects on her health.
Callie is left alone, when her mother goes missing in a dust storm. Her only hope comes from a mysterious man offering a few clues about her destiny and the path she must take to find her parents in "the golden hills of the west" - California. Along the way she meets Jack a young hobo boy who is happy to keep her company—there are dangerous, desperate people at every turn.
And there's also an otherworldly threat to Callie. Warring fae factions, attached to the creative communities of American society, are very aware of the role this half-mortal, half-fae teenage girl plays in their fate.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want this: Things about the Dust Bowl are fascinating. I (very, very, very) briefly ran a book club for grade 4-6 kids and I got this resource book that had all sorts of books in it and one unit thing was based on Karen Hesse' Out of the Dust Bowl. I thought that would a great thing for a book club to do, but maybe come summer (when it's hot and dry in Saskatchewan), depending on what hours I'll have V, we could do something like that. But with MG books for her because she's 8 and this one for me as a treat. I totally rambled there, but anyways, this sounds awesome!
What are you guys waiting on?
Peace and cookies,