This is the first week I’ve joined the discussion, and what a great way to not only share book love and get suggestions from other readers, but Jen at Teach Mentor Texts has a great little widget that lets you first add a link to your blog before the comment stream starts. So, here’s what I’ve been reading this week. When you are done checking out my list, head on over to Teach Mentor Texts and join the conversation!
Currently I’m reading The Chosen One, by Carol Lynch Williams. Thirteen-year-old Kyra lives in a polygamist community called The Chosen. She loves her father, who dotes on her, even with the numerous children he has with his three wives. Kyra always accepted her way of life until she came across Patrick and the Mobile Library. Before she read only the Bible. Now she reads Harry Potter and Bridge to Terabithia. She reads newspapers. She has a crush on Joshua, the boy who wants to Choose her in three years, but there’s a problem. The Prophet has told Kyra that her uncle Hyrum, at least sixty-years-old, has chosen her. She will wed him in four weeks unless her father can talk the prophet out of it. If not, will Kyra leave?
I just finished Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow, a fast-paced thriller dealing with teens, LARPing, ARGing, hacking, and abuse of power by the Department of Homeland Security. Check out my Abe Lincoln page for my review and the reviews of the eight other books I’ve read so far off of ISLMA’s 2013 Abraham Lincoln Award nominee list. For those in need of a wonderful, romantic, poetic YA read, pay special attention to The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson. I just finished that one and want to dive right back in and read it again!
Ok, what are YOU reading this week? Post it in the comments here, and post on Teach Mentor Texts. Then check out all the other YA/kid lit readers who linked/commented there as well!