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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ghosting #FRC2014

The next course for me in the BookSparks University Fall Reading Challenge for 2014 is Poetry 101 with the required reading of Ghosting by Edith Pattou.
About The Book:
On a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims - with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive. Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic free verse and stream of consciousness, this is an unforgettable, haunting tale.

My Thoughts:
Wow. Just wow. This is an emotional story! Told from the perspective of eight teenagers, it brings a heartbreaking tragedy to the surface and let's readers in all sorts of viewpoints. A quick memorable read!

About The Author:
Edith Pattou has found acclaim as a writer in middle-grade fantasy with such award-winning books as East, which received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal; was selected as a Top Ten Book for YA, an American Library Association Notable Book, a School Library Journal Top Ten YA Book, one of the 100 Best of the Best YA Books for the 21st Century by the Young Adult Library Services Association; and was nominated for numerous state awards. It's a nominee for NPR's all-time Best YA Novels list.

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