Friday, November 25, 2011

Book Club Friday - From the Road.

Hello from North Carolina!

I hope this blog post finds you all fat and happy after a great thanksgiving feast yesterday. I'm still in NC for another 24 hours before I jet back to Tampa for wedding festivities but I wanted to share with you what I brought with me (via Kindle) to read while I'm away.

Months after reading the first one (so clearly I'm not obsessed) I'm finally going to read the second book in the Hunger Game trilogy - Catching Fire.

I assume you all have heard enough about these books and I don't need to fill ya in. Suffice to say, I'm finally getting around to this one.

I'm more excited to share this one:

From Amazon (booklist): Maggie has just returned home from a long stay in the hospital to repair the leg that was badly injured in an automobile accident; Caleb has just returned from prison, where he served nine months for driving the car that hit Maggie. In spite of a court order to stay away from her, Caleb continues to encounter Maggie and even ends up working for Mrs. Reynolds, the same elderly lady who Maggie helps. Telling the story in alternate chapters, Elkeles reveals the traumatic accident and its consequences from both victims' points of view. Maggie can no longer play tennis and is now convinced that she is ugly; Caleb must endure the harassment of his former friends, especially the beautiful, seductive Kendra. Not everything in the crowded plot is adequately addressed, but Elkeles creates raw emotions, dialogue, and high-school ambience that's just right. Maggie and Caleb are complex and authentic teens whom all readers will embrace. Theirs is a delicate, delicious love story--without the happy ending.

I have a feeling it won't be the best written book I've read to date BUT it looked like a fun vacation type read. It's also only 99 cents on Kindle so for my other ereadin' friends - you may want to check it out. Hope you all are getting to happily read off your food comas as well.




Victoria said...

oh that second book sounds interesting!!

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

I loved The Hunger Games! I started the second immediately after finishing the first!

Wiz said...

I cant wait to start the Hunger Games and I look forward to hearing how the second book was!

Heather said...

Can't wait to hear how you like Leaving Paradise!

Sarah E. said...

Love Hunger Games!!

I just heard about Simone Elkeles - her Perfect Chemistry trilogy. I'll have to add that one to my to-read list.