Monday, November 8, 2010

Book of the Week 11/9

Here is the YA book you should be paying attention to, due in book stores tomorrow...

The Marbury Lens (Andrew Smith) - This is supposed to be a brutal, disturbing book, but sounds pretty original.  It follows sixteen-year-old Jack who is kidnapped, tortured and almost raped by a serial killer after getting drunk at a party.  He escapes, but when he and his best friend encounter the man again, they kidnap him and accidentally kill him.  Left traumatized, the two check out prep schools in London, as they'd previously planned, and a stranger gives Jack a pair of glasses that end up transporting him to the horrible postapocalyptic world of Marbury, perhaps tipping him over the brink of sanity.  Proceed at your own risk with this one.

Other Noteworthy Releases

Sweep (Volume 2) (Cate Tiernan)
Factotum (Monster Blood Tattoo #3) (D.M. Cornish)
Spray (Harry Edge)
The Fortune of Carmen Navarro (Jen Bryant)
The Painted Boy (Charles de Lint)
The Dear One (Jacqueline Woodson)
Teenage Waistland (Lynn Biederman & Lisa Pazer)

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