I've gushed about Florida in the past and one of the things I love about it is the ease of the days where we do nothing but sit by the pool and read (and knit!). I finished three incredible books in the last week; each unique and amazing in their own way.
Book Number 10
Breathless (Jessica Warman) 320 pages
This book reminded me so much of one of my favorite books in the world Prep (Curtis Sittenfeld). It's the story of Katie, a swimmer, who is sent to a prep school her sophomore year. The book follows her during the three years she's there. If you've read Prep, you know that Lee is a very passive character. Katie is the opposite. She becomes popular at the school and learns that she needs to hide her past if she wants to continue to stay popular.
Book Number Eleven
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green and David Levithan) 304 pages
While I could gush and gush about this book (and one of the authors!), I'll just tell you to go read it instead. It was great, and as I teacher I can't even begin to tell you how important a book like this is for my students. I know this book will speak to many people.
Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver) 480 pages
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I couldn't get enough of it and flew through it. I love YA authors who have MFA degrees because there is often a craftmanship and lyricism to their writing that I recognize from my work towards an MFA. Oliver's book is amazing, and I've already given it to one of my students who I'm sure will finish it within the week. If you're looking for a good read, pick this one. Seriously, I totally heart this book.
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