Showing posts from March, 2016

Review: South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf Expected Publication: April 1, 2016 Publisher: Albert Whitman Format: via NetGalley Rating: 4/5   Synopsis What is Kaycee willing to risk for the sake of love? And what will she risk for acceptance? In Sunshine, Tennessee, the main event in town is Friday night football, the biggest party of the year is held in a field filled with pickup trucks, and church attendance is mandatory. For Kaycee Jean McCoy, life in Sunshine means dating guys she has no interest in, saying only “yes, ma’am” when the local bigots gossip at her mom’s cosmetics salon, and avoiding certain girls at all costs. Girls like Bren Dawson. Unlike Kaycee, Bren doesn’t really conceal who she is. But as the cool, worldly new girl, nobody at school seems to give her any trouble. Maybe there’s no harm if Kaycee gets closer to her too, as long as she can keep that part of her life a secret, especially from her family and her best friend. But the more serious thing

Release Day Blitz: Summerlost by Ally Condie

Host: Word Spelunking and Penguin Kids Word Spelunking: @WordSpelunker ; Penguin Kids: @PenguinKids ; __________________________________________________ Add to Goodreads Praise A Spring 2016 Kids' Indie Next List Top 10 Pick! Named one of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Children’s and YA Books of Spring 2016 ★ “Condie ( Matched ) strikes a deep emotional chord with this coming-of-age story.” – Publishers Weekly , starred review ★ “Multiple, seemingly random details, including a family of turkey vultures that now roost outside Cedar’s window, an absurd soap opera narrative of a woman buried alive, and Leo’s quest for a trip with his father, coalesce into metaphors that help Cedar make sense of her grief and the life she now has to look forward to. Thoughtful, poetic chapter endings guide