Saturday, September 19, 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.
Mayday by Karen Harrington. 342 p. Little, Brown and Company, May 24, 2016. 9780316298001.
Publisher synopsis: Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas. After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice.
Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate ("Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?"). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It's not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn't say.
Filled with Karen Harrington's signature heart and humor, Mayday tackles an unforgettable journey of family and friendship.
Man, did I fall in love with Karen Harrington's debut, Sure Signs of Crazy! Her sophomore offering, Courage for Beginners cemented her in my "automatic purchase" category. I am so looking forward to this!
Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom. 310 p. Little, Brown and Company, December 1, 2015. 9780316259859.
Publisher synopsis: The Rules:
I learned about this at the SLJ SummerTeen a few weeks ago and am very excited to read this!