Sunday, February 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (18)

*In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
"Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . ."
*Yah! I'm so excited for this one. Is also apart of my debut author challenge!
Titus and Atreus by Meridi Myers
"Grief-stricken by the loss of his parents, Titus Attwater is convinced his life will never improve. His older sister ignores his calls, his grades in school have plummeted, and his house, once a place of warmth and security, is now lonely, cold, and alien. But when a young man appears one night in Titus's house, claiming he came in upstairs through the full-length mirror, Titus's life gets turned upside-down. For, as Titus soon discovers, this intruder is not from Earth. Against his will, Titus is kidnapped and taken to another world, a place like Earth but markedly different. It is here where he will befriend angels, face assassins, and help a young prince unravel a prophecy that proves much darker and more twisted than any of them had imagined."
*The author also sent me some bookmarks and such! Will be hosting a contest later on for the book.
LIBRARY: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
"For nearly a century, the original version of Upton Sinclair's classic novel has remained almost entirely unknown. When it was published in serial form in 1905, it was a full third longer than the censored, commercial edition published in book form the following year. That expurgated commercial edition edited out much of the ethnic flavor of the original, as well as some of the goriest descriptions of the meat-packing industry and much of Sinclair's most pointed social and political commentary. The text of this new edition is as it appeared in the original uncensored edition of 1905. It contains the full 36 chapters as originally published, rather than the 31 of the expurgated edition. A new foreword describes the discovery in the 1980s of the original edition and its subsequent suppression, and a new introduction places the novel in historical context by explaining the pattern of censorship in the shorter commercial edition."
*Reading this for AP US History. I've been warned not to eat food before I read this book!
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
"Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching...for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don't expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words "I love you" are said for all the wrong reasons.

Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story -- a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, "Can I ever feel okay about myself?"

*Yah!! I'm so happy that I got this book!


Emily said...

Great books this week- I really enjoyed The Jungle, it's extremely readable. Happy reading!

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The Story Siren said...

great books this week! hope you enjoy them all! happy reading!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. Tricks is a really cool book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Faye said...

awesome books! Love E.hopkins books!! Hope u enjoy them! Happy reading!

Book Monster said...

Good looking books this week, happy Reading!!

Nina said...

You won The Lonely Hearts Club, you lucky girl! :)

Happy reading.

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

what a great haul!!! Enjoy yourself!!