Saturday, August 22, 2015
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.
The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry. 294 p. Random House Children's Books/ Penguin, January 1, 2016. 9780375869723.
Publisher synopsis: On a beautiful day in June, the ground broke open.
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan. 300 p. G.P. Putnam's Sons/ Penguin Random House LLC. February 23, 2016. 9780399173073.
Publisher synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter. For two years what has mattered are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou, can chop down in a day. This number is very important. The higher the number the safer they are because the bosses won’t beat them. The higher the number the closer they are to paying off their debt and returning home to Baba and Auntie. Maybe. The problem is Amadou doesn’t know how much he and Seydou owe, and the bosses won’t tell him. The boys only wanted to make some money during the dry season to help their impoverished family. Instead they were tricked into forced labor on a plantation in the Ivory Coast; they spend day after day living on little food and harvesting beans in the hot sun—dangerous, backbreaking work. With no hope of escape, all they can do is try their best to stay alive—until Khadija comes into their lives.
Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromley. 330 p. Penguin Young Readers Group, August, 2015. 9780525428404.
Publisher synopsis: Sherlock meets Veronica Mars meets Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in this story of a wisecracking girl who meets a weird but brilliant boy and their roller-coaster of a semester that’s one part awkward, three parts thrilling, and five parts awesome.
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