Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Sea of Tranquility and The Fort

I love a good YA novel and this one fit the bill. Nastya has just moved in with her aunt and is attending a new school. Something really horrible happened in her hometown and she's hoping dressing like a hooker and being mean will keep everyone away from her by not talking. She doesn't want any involvement with people and hates everyone....except Josh, who is also a loner. The two strike up an unusual friendship that helps them both recover from traumatic events in their lives.

If I were still teaching, I'd definitely recommend this one to my students.

This is another YA novel that reads like an adult book. It involves three twelve-year-olds who witness an abduction. No one believes them, though, so they must try to find the missing girl by themselves. The boys are believable, the parents, too. I really liked it!


Melinda Brasher said...

These sound interesting. I love reading--and writing YA fiction, though I'm not a YA anymore. I just read "Slated." Pretty interesting sci fi, though it ended on a cliffhanger.


Darlene said...

I'm glad you liked The Sea of Tranquility. As you know I really enjoyed that one. Hey did you ever end up reading Golden Boy. I still haven't forgotten that one.

Hope you're doing well!