I'm moving through a new book so I can send it out for feedback.
I will be in Boston at the end of this week for some events surrounding the law school graduation of a kid I used to babysit!
I will practice candor in Boston, and report back to you on Saturday or Sunday.
But before I go I MUST lay some CANDOR on your right now, and tell you about a fantastic MG book I read last week.
No Passengers Beyond this Point by Gennifer Choldenko
Tiny synopsis: India, Finn, and Mouse have to move to Colorado to live with Uncle Red when their mom loses her house to foreclosure. But when they arrive in Falling Bird, it's more like Oz than Colorado. They try to get a handle on this alternative world where cell phones don't work and there are all kinds of rules they simply don't understand.
I can't go on or I will totally spoil it. But trust me, THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD! I dreamed about this book after I finished it, and I am still thinking about it a week later.
In a nutshell, what I liked most was:
- the three highly distinctive, utterly believable voices of the siblings telling the story, and
- the world building. Choldenko nails that element where you make it authentic and logical, yet keep the reader guessing about just what is going on.
Read this book!
Even if you don't usually like MG, I am telling you: Read this book!
You won't regret it.