Monday, January 24, 2011

A Slew of new Young Adult Fiction and Graphic Novels

Woodbury Community Library now has three of the P. C. & Kristan Cast series, House of Night: Betrayed, Chosen, Marked, and Burned, The New York Times bestseller that has made the list for 111 weeks.

Sunrise over Fallujah, by Walter Dean Myers, the award winning author of Fallen Angels and Monster, brings the story of Robin "Birdy" Perry and his life as a soldier in Iraq. The Library School Journal rates this novel as "riveting"; and the NY Times Book Review calls Sunrise over Fallujah "astonishing." 

Cory Doctorow's award-winning novel, Little Brother is in, a fast-paced narrative of Marcus, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in San Francisco. "It's about growing up in the near future where things have kept going on the way they've been going, and it's about hacking as a habit of mind, but mostly it's about growing up and changing and looking at the world and asking what you can do about that. The teenage voice is pitch-perfect. I couldn't put it down, and I loved it." Jo Walton, author of Farthing

National Book Award winning What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell, set in post-WWII Florida, weaves the story of Evie Spooner and her struggle to make sense of "the heart of the deceptions" she uncovers "and choose between loyalty to her parents and feelings for the man she loves" (SB).

Also in the library: Frank Portman's new novel, Andromeda Klein, The first volume of the Shadow Grail series, Legacies, The Fat Boy Chronicles, Young Vermonters: Not an Endangered Species, and four new graphic novels: Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief; Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans, and the graphic version of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight. Last but not least, David Small's Stitches: A Memoir.

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