Monday, February 21, 2011

International Travel Week: First Stop London

Author Stephanie Perkins tipped us off to this fantastic video series about learning abroad. It made us feel like packing our bags and setting off on an adventure. This week we thought we'd highlight some books to go along with each city.

We're starting off in London. Grab your tea, biscuits and best mate, cause here we go:

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Georgia Nicholson is the hilarious narrator of this series of laugh-out-loud books. She and her friends, "The Ace Gang" are the trouble makers of their all girls school. They are always up trying to one-up each other in the funny department. You can find Georgia and her mates creating viking disco-dances, figuring out new and exciting ways to wear their school hats or making eyes at the boys in their town (though in true Ace Gang style, some false eye lashes with not-so-sticky tape might be involved).

When I was Joe  by Keren David
Joe [Ty] has a big identity problem. Having witnessed a crime and joined the witness protection program Joe [Ty]tries to figure out who he is.  When the criminals he left behind in London start interfering with Joe[Ty]'s loved ones he feels he has to decide if his safety or theirs is more important. This is a memorable and gripping teen novel.

 The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Ted and Kat are supposed to be entertaining their cousin, Salim, so they take him to the London Eye, a tourist attraction that should perk up their bitter and moping relative. They wait at the bottom for him but when the car they saw him get in reaches the bottom, he is nowhere to be found. What follows is a tense mystery that will keep thinking and figuring until the last page.

For more international reads, stay tuned to the blog this week. Also, check out our lists!

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