Sneaking Around Goodreads (8)

Friday, January 14, 2011 |
'Sneaking Around Goodreads' is a showcase of a book or two in which is found from Goodreads.com. Each book is talked about briefly, usually about the cover and the plot. Books posted on here are books that are on my wish-list and my 'i-want' list. All of the books are pre-released.


Exposed by Kimberly Marcus
February 22, 2011 - Random House Books for Young Readers

In the dim light of the darkroom, I'm alone, but not for long.
As white turns to gray, Kate is with me.
The background of the dance studio blurred, so the focus is all on her
legs extended in a perfect soaring split.
The straight line to my squiggle,
my forever-best friend.


Sixteen-year-old Liz Grayson is photogirl—sharp, focused and ready to take the world by storm with her camera. But Liz's entire life is called into question when her brother is accused of a crime—and the accuser is Liz's own best friend. As the aftershocks from that accusation rip through Liz's world, everything she thought she knew about photography, family, friendship and herself, shifts out of focus. And for the first time in her life, Liz finds herself unable to trust her own point of view. Told in stunning, searingly raw free verse, Exposed is Kimberly Marcus's gut-wrenching, riveting debut and will appeal to fans of Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Halse Anderson and Virginia Euwer Wolff.
Thoughts: Just look at that cover... and that plot line looks so action packed. Seriously want!


Jersey Tomatoes are the Best by Maria Padian
March 8, 2011 - Knopf Books for Young Readers

This is a hilarious and heartbreaking story of two teen girls and the summer when everything changes for them. Both Henry and Eva are New Jersey natives and excellent athletes: Henry's a master on the tennis court and Eva is a graceful ballerina. When opportunity knocks for both of them the summer before their junior year in high school they throw open the door: Henry sees freedom from her overbearing father and a chance to build her talents on the court. Eva sees the chance to be the best as well as even more pressure to be graceful, lighter, more perfect on the dancefloor.

Soon, Eva's obsession with physical perfection leads her down the path to anorexia, and her health issues overwhelm everything else. But through it all these two best friends know that Jersey Tomatoes are the Best, and nothing will come between them no matter the distance.

Thoughts: I love something book hilarious and heart breaking! And, it's a book that dips into real teen issues so that's definitely a book I'd love to read.



Shine by Lauren Myracle
May 1, 2011 - Amulet Books

When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.

Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.

Thoughts: This cover is BEAUTIFUL. Wow. And, it's Lauren Myracle! What more can you want?

What have you been sneaking around Goodreads?

6 comments:

Mary said...

Ooh, some good finds! I need to get on GoodReads and do the same thing. So many good books coming out--wish there were more hours in the day for reading!

Mary
The Book Swarm

Michelle said...

I just got Shine from NetGalley and am so excited to read it. I've heard great things already. :)

Sarah said...

These look awesome.
I think your blog is super cute so I am sending you the Stylish Blogger award.
http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html
pass it on!

alybee said...

I have a signed ARC of SHINE that I just got this past weekend. It looks so good. Can't wait to read it.

~The Book Pixie said...

All three of those are on my wishlist! Great picks Mavie! :D

~Briana

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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