In my last post I mentioned my youth lit reads. I also plucked some adult lit to mix things up a bit. Here's what stood out.
Patti mentioned it during the ALA Youth Media Awards chat and said she put it down because she knew it would be too sad. Patti, I think you should reconsider!
I loved it. It takes place over 12 days surrounding Hurricane
Katrina and the lives of a 15 year old teen and her brothers who live in a Mississippi swamp. We know the devastation of Katrina and that just added to the tension. Forget food - get out! Esch
and Skeetah are a sister/brother team that will stay with me for a long
time. Check this one out. I read it in a day.
An excellent choice for a 2012 Alex Award Winner. *below for a slight spoiler that could be the Patti deal-breaker.
NYT review with a copy of the (excellent) title poem included.
*P.S. re: Gordon Korman's excellent YA novel about the animal on the cover. But it's