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.
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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