I stare at the bonfire until I realize it’s fallen quiet and everyone is staring at me.
“Oh. It’s okay,” I say to Deacon. “It’s okay.”
“Sorry about your dad,” Deacon says. “That was supremely f***** up.”
“Yeah,” I agree. “It was.”
“Is it true your mom’s like, catatonic?”
“What?” Deacon asks. “It’s not like we’re not all thinking it.”
A gritty story of one girl’s attempt to make sense of her father’s untimely death…
Ooooh - sounds good, right? I became a lifelong fan of all things Courtney Summers after devouring her first two books. Has anyone not read these yet?
Check out Courtney's Blog - on her latest post she teases us with some info on the cover for Fall For Anything. And check out this post for some recommendations of books/movies she recently read and loved :) Books she hearts below:
Of which I haven't read any yet!
Although Stolen is in my library's catalogue, but since being short-listed for CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia Awards - biggest awards for Aussie YA) it's no longer available for regular peeps like me as it's doing the rounds with the librarians. Check out the 2010 short-list for best book of the year.
I am also a fan of C K Kelly Martin, so I really should bump The Lighter Side of Life and Death up my wish list a little.
And Dirty Little Secrets is another debut I'm super interested in.