Friday, January 15, 2010

Take Me Away

Since it's been cold and dreary, and the forecast calls for more cold and dreary, here are some books that take place in a warmer climate. If we can't jet off to the Bahamas at least these books might make us feel a bit warmer.

Paradise Lost: A Novel
-Kate Brian
Reed is reunited with former Billings girls Kiran and Taylor, and she and her friends take over an exclusive, five-star Caribbean island, spending their days tanning on white sand beaches and their nights partying on sixty-foot yachts. It's heaven on earth, but as they raise their champagne flutes to toast their friendship, Reed worries that it's all too good to be true.

The Problem with Paradise
- Lesley Dahl
Fourteen-year-old Casey dreads leaving her friends and boyfriend to spend a boring summer on a Caribbean island with her naturalist father, stepmother, and brothers, but she has some life-changing experiences that include learning to sail, helping with turtle conservation, surviving storms, and romance.

After Summer
- Nick Earls
An Australian teenager feels bored while vacationing at his mother's beach house and is worried about passing his final examinations until he meets an attractive local girl.

The Summer I Turned Pretty
- Jenny Han Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.

- Carolyn Mackler
The lives of four very different teenagers become entangled in ways that none of them could have imagined after a short stay at a Caribbean resort.

Surface Tension: A Novel in Four Summers
-Brent Runyon
During the summer vacations of his thirteenth through his sixteenth year at the family's lake cottage, Luke realizes that although some things stay the same over the years that many more change.

So jet off with these titles, but don't forget to check back here early next week when we'll have info on the latest PRINTZ award winner! If you're really interested, you can get up early on Monday and watch the press conference here. It will start at 7:45 am!

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