As a result, I've gone from posting faithfully anywhere between 4 and 6 posts a week to one who might get 2 posts up each week. I'm also reading, on average, one book a week, which is WAY down from my 5-7 book average. Ugh. So sitting down to write out a bunch of thoughtful reviews is just a smidge more than I can handle right now, especially because I'm not reading as fast as I was in the past. I'm really hoping this passes soon, but in the meantime I do want to share what I've been reading lately. Hence, the super short reviews. I linked all the titles to Goodreads, so you can head there if you want the summaries. These reviews are just my bare bones, no-holds-barred opinions.
Nothing by Janne Teller: Wow. Lord of the Flies meets Waiting for Godot. A very thought-provoking book, although not one that I think a lot of teens will latch on to eagerly. I do recommend adults read it, though. Spins your mind around something fierce.
Fracture by Megan Miranda: Enjoyable, but I presumed (I don't know why) that it would be a standalone, and I don't think it is. It's like If I Stay or Before I Fall only because there's a girl who nearly died--other than that, I fail to see similarities. But boy, was Delaney's mother a bitch. And what are the odds that two kids with unique "D" names (Delaney & Decker) would wind up neighbors and best friends?
Trash by Andy Mulligan: this was a contender for the selection committee I'm on. I was totally "meh" about this book. The story is interesting, but there's too much that happens "off-stage," as it were. I hate when there are major plot developments involving major characters during the time frame we're reading, that we only find out about through flashbacks. It seems like cheating.
Enjoy your reading!