Monday, May 23, 2016

Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki

 A new not-to-miss read from Librarian M:

Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki

Montgomery lives in small-town California with her two moms and her sister, marking time between meetings of Mystery Club, an after-school activity where she discusses mysterious things (aliens, ESP, etc.) with her two best friends, Naoki and Thomas. She’s been feeling detached ever since an incident with boy in her class and the anger she’s let simmer just beneath the surface finally comes to a head when a preacher comes to town to push his religious agenda.

Montgomery is suffering from an existential angst and though the people in her life care about her and would love to help her, she refuses to talk to them. She seems very self-assured, but it’s all a front and watching her slowly unravel and then start to put her life back together again is difficult, but rewarding. Try it if you like realistic fiction, but are not in the mood for a full-blown problem novel.

More to read:

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Endangered by Lamar Giles

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