Book blurbs and covers for the January #yabookchat vote. Please pick on that you would like to read for February's chat. Blurbs and covers are from Goodreads. Vote here
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink.
worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with
Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it,
but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real
reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position
at the top of the social ladder.
They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.
exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined
to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing
that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship
contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way
into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train
home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.
is charming, wildly attractive, and possibly one of San Francisco’s
most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops,
Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s
hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to
haunt him? Or will the skeletons in her family’s closet tear them apart?
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.
This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet
that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the
universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With
enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even
talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating
fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started.
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Parker Grant doesn't
need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That's why she created the
Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.
Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker
knows there's only one way to react-shun him so hard it hurts. She has
enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that's
right, her eyes don't work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love
advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars
for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death three months ago.
But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker
learns about what really happened--both with Scott, and her dad--the
more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe,
just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken.