Friday, December 21, 2012

Our Top 10 in 2012: Librarian M's Quick and Dirty Picks

Librarian M does not have time to write a long and glowing summary for each of the books she's picked because she is already busy, buying us new books for 2013! Take a moment to dig into the books she's loved this year:

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
See my review. "It’s easy to empathize with Astrid and root for her as she starts to take some risks and slowly begins to come into her own."

Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore (see full review here)
Bitterblue is an extremely strong character and this story really does her justice.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier (see full review here)
Raina Telgemeier has the market cornered on great graphic novels about middle-schoolers. This book is so cute and fun!

Froi of the Exiles by Malena Marchetta (see full review here)
One of the most compelling books of the year. I can’t wait for the next one!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth (see full review here)
I really felt for Cameron as she struggled through her teen years in small-town Montana.

No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
See my review. "This book is fiction, but it is based on interviews, family archives, FBI documents, and other historical materials. It’s a quick read and truly fascinating."

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (see our full review here)
I almost didn’t read this one because the cover looks so dragony, but these are some of the most interesting dragons I’ve ever encountered.

There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
See my review. "
With this book Rosoff has turned religion on its head in a unique and interesting way. There is No Dog is both hilarious and heart-breaking."

UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
See my review. "
This book is exciting, complex, and horrifying- and you won’t be able to put it down!"

The Wicked and the Just by J Anderson Coats
See my review. "
The Wicked and the Just explores Cecily’s feelings about being relocated to a new environment where she doesn’t fit in with the more established families."

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