Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Memes: Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice

Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler. 297 p. Candlewick Press, June 14, 2016. 9780763681319.

Publisher synopsis: In her first novel for young adults, New York Times best-selling author Liz Kessler tells a story about finding a kindred spirit and becoming your true self.

Ashleigh Walker is a mediocre student with an assortment of friends, a sort-of boyfriend, and no plans for the future. Then a straight-from-college English teacher, Miss Murray, takes over Ash’s class and changes everything. Miss Murray smiles a lot. She shares poetry with curse words in it. She’s, well, cool. And she seems to really care about her students. About Ashleigh. For the first time, Ash feels an urge to try harder. To give something — someone — her best. Before she knows it, Ashleigh is in love. Intense, heart-racing, all-consuming first love. It’s strong enough to distract her from worrying about bad grades and her parents’ marriage troubles. But what will happen if Miss Murray finds out Ashleigh is in love with her?

I enjoyed Ms. Kessler's Emily Windsnap series. She just published the last book and this is her YA debut. I'm really looking forward to reading this.


  1. Oh, I knew no good would come of those extreme feelings! Wow! I do love the sound of this one.

    Here's mine: “THE BLACK WIDOW”

  2. I've never heard of this author, but it sounds like an interesting take on the story. :)

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  3. Sounds interesting. I have a fairy tale this week - The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry. Happy reading!

  4. I've been reading more YA recently, and this sounds like a good one. It's amazing what an impact one teacher can have on a child's attitude towards learning, isn't it? In this case, however, it sounds complicated -- which makes for a good plot.
    My Friday post features The Mirror.

  5. ENJOY!!

    I don't read YA, but thanks for sharing.

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  6. This can't be good. I can feel the complications coming over her attraction. Should keep the pages turning:)

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  7. This is the first time I've seen/heard of this book - interesting choice. Here's My Friday Post

  8. I feel like I'm missing the 56... lol... any rate the cover and synopsis make it interesting.
    Happy weekend!