This post is based on the concept of "Recommend a..." from the Chick Loves Lit blog. This week's meme is "Recommend a...BOOK PUBLISHED IN 2010."
Ah, 2010. You gave us the birth of the iPad and ObamaCare. The Haiti and Chilean earthquakes. Snowmaggedon. The Winter Olympics and the BP Oil Spill. A Chilean mine collapse and miraculous rescue of 33 men. Mel Gibson yelled at his kids, Prince William got engaged, and Lindsey Lohan went to jail.
In 2010, my older son started Kindergarten and my younger son was diagnosed with asthma. My 14-year old cat died. My husband replaced our nasty old carpet with gorgeous hardwood. I hired a new library aide. And as always, I spent plenty of time reading some of the awesome YA reads born in 2010:
"2010" Recommendation #1
You Against Me by Jenny Downham
I loved this book and read most of it in one sitting. The characters are imperfect and likeable, and the shades of truth surrounding the rape, believable. I always love a book told through alternating perspectives, and for You Against Me that format really works to show Mikey's blind fury over his sister's accusations and Ellie's fierce loyalty to her brother. Love, love, love!
Other 5-Star Reviews of You Against Me:
Review from Bookish (she's also doing a giveaway right now for Canada residents who enter before July 12, 2012!)
Review from Crystal at My Reading Room
"2010" Recommendation #2
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
A page-turner to the very end, Before I Fall has it all--mystery, romance, suspense, and self-discovery. Even though Samantha relives the same day's events over and over, I anxiously turned the pages, wondering what could possibly happen next. I love Oliver's writing style, both in Before I Fall and Delirium.
Reviews of Before I Fall:
Review from Bookshelvers Anonymous
Review from Nose in a Book
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