Chachic's Book Nook talking about young adult literature and why I read it. This is a regular feature Chachic runs, in which she invites other bloggers to come over and answer a few questions and then people can comment and leave recommendations on books they think that blogger would like based on her comments. Great, no? Do stop by and let me know why you read YA and what your favorites are.
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
Great interview. I find it fascinating to find out why other people love YA so much, especially when it seems a lot of people have an aversion to it.ReplyDelete
You have read Saving Francesca though, havent you?
Thanks, Carla! And I am sorry to say I haven't read SAVING FRANCESCA yet. The first Marchetta I read was JELLICOE ROAD and it blew me away so completely I was afraid to glom her other stuff in case it didn't live up. Then I read FINNIKIN and was so utterly underwhelmed it was depressing. But I've heard so many good things about FRANCESCA that I definitely need to give it a shot.ReplyDelete
Thanks for doing this feature, Angie! I really love your answers. :) And thanks for putting up a link here on your blog. Here's to more YA for us!ReplyDelete
You really do. I read Francesca before Jellicoe road and i absolutely adored it. One of my favouritesReplyDelete
Chachic, it was my pleasure. Thanks for inviting me! I love dropping in on my favorite bloggers and staying for a spell. ;)ReplyDelete
Carla, all right then. It's officially bumped up on the list!
Yes, I second Carla's recommendation of Saving Francesca. I'd really like to know what you think of it. Thanks again for doing the feature, Angie! And for dropping by again to respond to comments. :)ReplyDelete