|Road Trip Wednesday|
This Week's Topic:
What's the best book you've read in August?
I know, I know. I'm sooo late to this game (pun intended), but I finished The Hunger Games early in August. I'm a relatively new YA reader. A newbie. A preemie. I only started reading YA with a lusty appetite in May, but I think I've read some great ones.
But everyone knows that The Huger Games is the cat's pajamas, so I'll offer one more that made me feel very uncomfortable in a good way: Please Ignore Vera Deitz. This novel is about an almost 18-year-old whose best friend's ghost is haunting her, begging her to clear his name. She also happens to be in love with him. She also happens to keep a stash of liquor under the driver's seat while she delivers pizza to deal with her crappy life. I was shocked, I laughed, and then I was horrified again. It's a YA book on the edge, like so many are now, and it works. It stays with you.
BONUS: I'm pitching in my own Road Trip Song of the Week because Jessica Love introduced me to this greatness. It will stick to your brain. Enjoy!