Nicole\’s got a library blog (again)

Current reading
June 28, 2006, 4:04 pm
Filed under: fiction, reading for pleasure, Young Adults

Bruce Bortz wrote in his article A Call to YA Librarians: Support a Dvid Among the Goliath of YA Publishers (VOYA, June 2006)Finn about several lesser known titles that he reccomends. Of the ones mentioned, my library system had two, both of which I am reading right now.

Finn, is loosely based on Mark Twain’s original tale of another Finn. I’m not done yet but I already love the style of writing. The main character, Chloe (the Finn comparison) immediatly gets thrown into a wild ride that is told in such a way that the conditions of Finn’s changing situation aren’t masked over by editing or innacurate vernacular. I liked that. We’ll see how it progresses. I’ll write an actual review when I am all through with it.

I also picked up The Reappearance of Sam Webber, another goodie. This one is taking me a little bit more time as the author is really talented with painting vivid images of scenes. Its enjoyable but gets tiresome for me right now.

Finn by Matthew Olshan

The Reappearance of Sam Webber

 by Jonathan Scott Fuqua

The Notebook Girls


I’ll post reviews of the YA’s (the first three) when I’m finished with them. The Notebook Girls I might skip. Not that it isn’t worth reading, its just awfully time consuming!