Each week a group of readers share what books they received in the mail. From paperbackswap.com, I got Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler. Our last copy walked. Our best stuff often walks (sigh). I highly recommend it.
Friction by E.R. Frank
Most well-known for her devastatingly poignant teen tales of urban desperation and redemption, renowned young adult author E. R. Frank switches gears and narrows her focus to the pivotal events of one 8th grade classroom. The progressive petri dish of Forest Alternative’s middle school is stirred the wrong way when sophisticated, tongue-ringed Stacy makes the scene. Almost immediately, Stacy takes advantage of the school’s relaxed and experimental atmosphere to start a little excitement....
Swollen by Melissa Lion
What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci
Ressurrecting Mingus by Jenoyne Adams
Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning
All of these are for our library though I hope to read Adams in the near future. I really like E.R. Frank and right now, Survivor by Butler is sitting on my table. I have a group read for it later this month.