Coranne (or Amanda C.) from Short and Sweet Reviews hosts a weekly feature called "The Best Book Ever." Each week, different bloggers (some stay the same each week) will be "facing off" Food Network style to tell you why their choice of book is the best one in the genre. Each week a different topic will be featured.
This week's topic... The Good Guy Gets the Girl Again, this was another super easy pick for me this week. There is no denying how much I LOVE the book I chose to push. It is fabulous. Beyond fabulous, actually. In fact, this book deserves a spot next to my adored Laurie Halse Anderson books: Speak and Twisted. (This one might actually be better than Twisted! eek.) That's how great this novel is. (sigh) Even though the content is challenging-- and so relevant with teens-- I fell in love with the main character. (Which is a teenage boy, by the way.) It is so hard to find books that feature males as the MC that are believable. I am sad that I haven't seen more promotion of this powerful book, so I felt like it deserved a little TLC this week.
My featured book:
Del is a good kid who's been caught in horrible circumstances. At seventeen, he's trying to put his life together after an incident in his past that made him a social outcast-and a felon. As a result, he can't get into college; the only job he can find is digging graves; and when he finally meets a girl he might fall in love with, there's a sea of complications that threatens to bring the world crashing down around him again. But what has Del done? In flashbacks to Del's fourteenth year, we slowly learn the truth: his girlfriend texted him a revealing photo of herself, a teacher confiscated his phone, and soon the police were involved.
If you want to read my full review for the book I will be pushing, you can check it out here. Then check out Short and Sweet Reviews to see what other books are being featured.
Next week's topic: Greek Mythology