Monday, June 13, 2016

Top 5 in 2016 (so far): Pat's Fab Five

Pat shares the books she couldn't put down!

This unforgettable story about a city and a family in crisis brings the summer of 1977 New York City to hot, sweaty, gritty life.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
A searing slice of small town southern life not often represented in YA literature. This one lingers.

The Haters by Jesse Andrews
Jazz band camp like it’s never been portrayed turns into a righteous band road trip. You will laugh—often and out loud.

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Seattle provides an atmospheric setting in this tight, page-turning  mystery  interspersed with awesome comics.

Through the story of the accomplished composer, Anderson’s riveting account of the siege of Leningrad personalizes the horror of both Stalin’s and Hitler’s impact on Russia and Leningrad, but also spotlights the remarkable courage of individuals struggling to survive.

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