Monday, April 25, 2011

"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow"

April is National Procrastination Awareness Month. No time like the present to read!

Behind the Gates (Tomorrow Girls, book 1) (Eva Gray, 2011)--Excited to attend their first boarding school together, thirteen year old best friends Louisa and Mattie pretend to be twins so that they may stay together. They soon discover that the boarding school is not at all what they expected and that their lives could be in danger if they stay. Three more in this series scheduled for release later in 2011.

Tomorrow, When the War Began (John Marsden, 1995)--When they return from a camping trip abroad, seven teens discover that their home country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Gifted, book 3) (Marilyn Kaye, 2009)--When Emily's gifted classmates begin to disappear, Emily knows she can save them. She must convince everyone around her that she can see the future even though her visions do not make any sense.

Kiss Me Tomorrow (Susan Richards Shreve, 2006)--Sequel to Blister--Chronicles the romantic ups and downs of 13-year old Alyssa "Blister" Reed. Great realistic romance for middle school girls.

A Wrinkle in Time (Madeline L'Engle, 1962)--Classic fantasy adventure of three siblings who search for their father, who vanished into outer space while working secretly for the government.

Reach for Tomorrow (Lurlene McDaniel, 1999)--I simply cannot make a list without a Lurlene McDaniel tear-jerker on it somewhere. How can a middle school girl resist a romance between a heart transplant recipient and the super-cute (but possibly paralyzed) brother of the donor?

The Tomorrow Code (Brian Faulkner, 2008)--Two teens try to avert ecological disaster when they receive a desperate message from their future selves. 

The Time Machine (H.G. Wells, 1895)--Often thought to be the original time-travel adventure. The narrator travels to the year 802,701 A.D. to see the future of his society.

The Long Wait for Tomorrow ((Joaquin Dorfman, 2009)--Why is Kelly, who is normally a colossal jerk, acting so nicely to his best friend and girlfriend? Could he really be a time-traveling 40-year old version of himself?

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