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Friday, October 16, 2009

In My Mailbox (20)

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Marisa: I haven't received any books in the mail this week but I did buy a book.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

I have been wanting this book for so freaking long and now I FINALLY have it!! Yaaaayyy!

Well so far this week I have only gotten library books, but I think I will be getting something in the mail tomorrow..but I wont be here to tomorrow, so hopefully I can add them to this post on Sunday..or just wait till next week!

The Library Loot:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

Cant wait to read this :) Heard lots of good things about it!

Chasing Boys by Karen Tayleur

El Marini just isn’t fitting into the new life she’s been forced to create without her dad. Her mom and sister have accepted his absence and moved on, but El is convinced things will get back to normal if she just keeps her feelings of loss to herself and waits it out.

Life at her new public school would have been unbearable if weren’t for Eric Callahan. As her crush grows to epic proportions, she’ll do anything to be more like the popular girls he notices, even buying the first pink top she’s ever owned. But then she meets Dylan, a quiet artistic-type who is both unnerving and annoying as he shines a light on El’s misguided attempts to attract Eric. El’s need for acceptance will hit home with teens as she finally sees that chasing boys has distracted her from making peace with the past and finding herself.

Sounded cute..so we will see!!

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Basically everyone has read this book except me, but I am excited to read this! I loved his book called Number The Stars.

Diary of a Witness by Catherine Ryan Hyde

One day, something’s going to snap. . . .
Ernie doesn't have a lot of friends at school. Just Will. They have stuff in common—like fishing. But more important, they have common enemies: the school jocks, who seem to find bullying just another sport.
For the most part, Ernie and Will take life at high school in stride. Until Will has one very bad day. Now nothing is remotely funny. Ernie finds himself a witness—to loss, to humiliation, and to Will’s anger—an anger that’s building each and every moment.
Ernie doesn’t want to believe his best friend is changing, but he can’t deny the truth. Soon he has a choice: join or die. Or can he find another way?

Looked interesting..I liked the cover :)

And my last book of the week is one that I got off PBS :)

Bass Ackwards and Belly Up by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain

After high-school senior Harper is rejected from NYU, the only school to which she applied, she is too ashamed to tell her friends and family. Instead, she announces that she rejected NYU, choosing instead to stay at home in Boulder, Colorado, to pursue her dream of writing. Her decision sparks an unexpected, explosive reaction in her three best friends, who decide to join the "Dream Train," too: Sophie heads to Hollywood to act; Becca flies to Middlebury College, where she will ski for a top coach; and Kate defers her Harvard admission (and the expectations of her high-achieving parents) to travel through Europe and discover herself. Alternating chapters follow the girls throughout their first months of independence, heartbreaks, upsetting setbacks, romance, sex (not explicitly detailed), and thrilling self-discovery.

Looks so cute! :)

(Briana may post later)


  1. Perks of Being a Wallflower was a good book. Enjoy.

  2. Ohmygosh Ohmygosh...I'm so glad you are reading Perks. As you can tell, I'm a bit of a fanatic about the book. For fun, download the songs the character in the book talks about as you read :)

  3. Perks of Being a Wallflower is soooooo good. Enjoy! :)

  4. These all look like such good books! Chasing Boys looks really cute! Happy Reading =)

  5. Nice books! I want to read all those, especially Diary of a Witness.

  6. EEK. Did you get the ones I sent you?????

  7. What a great selection of books this week!!

  8. I reread The Giver recently, it's an absolute classic. Hope you enjoy it.

  9. awesome books! Hush Hush is really good. Happy reading!!

  10. Some great books!! I really want to read Hush,Hush!! The Giver and Perks are GREAT!! Hope you enjoy them!!

  11. Ah, The Giver. How I love that book...I've never read The Perks of Being A Wallflower, but heard it's awesome.

    I'm so excited to start Hush, Hush too!

  12. Lucky! You got Hush,Hush! I think I'm the last person not have read or own it. :(

    I'm going to B&N soon, so maybe not for long.

    Hope you enjoy!


  13. HAHA, I just noticed that! I missed it somehow last week! LOL! I might have to steal your New Moon widget there. LOL

  14. Haha. Go ahead Cindy!! I am so excited for New Moon!! :) eekkk!!


  15. Oooh, these are all great books! I love the cover of Bass Ackwards and Belly Up :P Pretty cool. AND ALSO I agree with Cindy!!! I GOTTA STEAL THAT NEW MOON WIDGET, AS WELL!

  16. I've been meaning to read The Giver, but every time I'm about to buy it, some other book catches my eye! Haha. Anyway, hope you like it! :)


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