It’s the last Wednesday of the month, which means Road Trip Wednesday time at YA Highway!
I read several enjoyable books this month:
If you ignore the improbability of the situation (17-year-old delinquent girl has to ride around with HAWT 19-year old cop as punishment. On night shift. While her parents are out of town), then it’s a sexy, breezy, fun read. Meg was pretty obnoxious with her major ‘tude and after about the 400th time of reading about her blue hair making her badass and “outcast”, I was ready to punch her in the face. But John After… where was this smokin’ cop when I was a teenage terror???
This was the October fall book club read, but I didn’t get the book until November 1st (er). Two words: Beautiful writing. The descriptions made me feel like I was wandering through the most amazing, neverending oil painting. That being said, it got a tad heavy-handed at times. I’m all for gorgeous people, but perfect people just seem a bit blah. I found the chimera way more interesting. I sided with them over the arrogant others.
And now, for the best:
JELLICOE ROAD! (by Melina Marchetta)
How is it I waited so long to read this book?
Admittedly, I was a little confused at the beginning because there were so many names, but when I started to pick up on the clues and it all started to come together…WOW. These people and their pain broke my heart, but the way they carried on…that everlasting connection…this is definitely one of those books that’ll stick with me for years.
So what about you? What was the best book you read in November?