Here is my Studio5 project!
It is has been a busy summer and I have neglected my blog and my loyal blog readers, but will be back to blogland soon since my kids are going back to school in two weeks. Until then, I posted some awesome book recommendations. Thanks for not giving up on me.
Welcome to the last in my summer reads series, today is all about young adult fiction, a current favorite genre of mine.
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Thoroughly enjoyed all of these!
(linked to good reads)
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
(linked to Good Reads)
"For Cassia, nothing is left to chance--not what she will eat, the job she will have, or the man she will marry. In Matched, the Society Officials have determined optimal outcomes for all aspects of daily life, thereby removing the "burden" of choice. When Cassia's best friend is identified as her ideal marriage Match it confirms her belief that Society knows best, until she plugs in her Match microchip and a different boy’s face flashes on the screen. This improbable mistake sets Cassia on a dangerous path to the unthinkable--rebelling against the predetermined life Society has in store for her. As author Ally Condie’s unique dystopian Society takes chilling measures to maintain the status quo, Matched reminds readers that freedom of choice is precious, and not without sacrifice." from amazon.com--Seira Wilson
"The Forest and Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan's marvelous series, the post-apocalypse is defined more by constraints than freedoms. The book begins seven generations after the Return, an undead plague that has ended civilization as we know it. Of course, a zombie outbreak usually means shotguns and mall looting--the very essence of freedom. But more than a century on from the Return, the malls have already been looted, and shotguns are a distant memory. The novel's heroine, Mary, lives in a village surrounded by one last vestige of industrial technology: a chain-link fence, beyond which is a vast forest full of shambling, eternally ravenous undead--the forest of hands and teeth. No villager ever goes outside this fence, unless they want to die. (And given this bleak scenario, some do.)" from amazon.com
"In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself." from amazon.com
"Surplus Anna lives in the Surplus Hall, the "home" for those that Mother Nature doesn't want. Those children who are born outside of The Declaration. Created by selfish Legal parents, who are now in prison for their crimes. But Anna is a Valuable Asset and therefore might make something of herself someday, as a good servant in a good household.
That is, until Peter enters her life and challenges everything that she has known to be true. He tells her that her parents really did love her and wanted her. That they sent him to find her. That she's not unwanted and that they aren't the surplus population, that instead it is the adults who have outlived their welcome on the planet." from amazon.com
"Lauren DeStefano’s new book, Wither, heralds the coming of a promising new voice in young adult dystopian fiction. Wither introduces us to Rhine Ellery, age sixteen, who lives in a world decimated by the results of genetic engineering. In an attempt to render humanity almost immortal and disease-free, scientists accidentally introduced into human DNA a ticking time bomb — all women live only to age twenty and men to age twenty-five. In this world, riddled with brutality and stricken with poverty, girls are married off as young as thirteen and forced to bear children in a desperate attempt to keep humanity ahead of the wave of disease that threatens to eradicate them." from amazon.com
Possession by Elana Johnson
The Death Cure by James Dashner
Drought by Pam Bachorz
Thanks for stopping by, hope you find and share some good reads!
Welcome to the Memory Makers blog hop
My life is flooded with change right now, mostly regarding my kids. Two kids out of high school, one son living away from home, my youngest (shown below) is turning 11 tomorrow, and my twin sons start high school and driving all in the next few weeks. My head is spinning with change. I am doing my best to accept that this is all good and I am trying to embrace my hobbies and other creative pursuits to keep my life fulfilling. How do you handle change? Is can be scary and uncertain, but also inevitable.
This layout pictures my youngest son Caden as he is headed to school. The journaling is all about how to handle change and how their are many positive things to look forward to.
Make sure and move on to Francine's blog to see what she has in created to capture change and stop by the other ladies blogs listed below.
Part 1: Creative non-fiction
pt. 2 Monday: Fiction and picture books
pt. 3 Wednesday: Young Adult Fiction and whatever else
It has been a bit since I have shared good reads here on my blog, so prepare yourself, becuase I have been a reading fool these past few months.I am so books to share that I am breaking this post up over the next few days.
and many many more...
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