3 on the 3rd YApril

This month, I have picked 3 teen/YA reads that are in my book cart waiting to read. I have another week off work before the end of the Easter hols, so I may actually even find time tir ead then this month.

Medusa by Jessie Burton

This is a new addition to my TBR. Short-listed for the  Carnegie award it will be the perfect read for  a book featuring a mythical creature. And it’s only 170 pages long which is always a joy.

What it’s about?

Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods, Medusa has little company except the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. But when a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is disrupted with the force of a supernova, unleashing desire, love, betrayal . and destiny itself.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

This has been on my TBR cart for far too long. A few of my students have recommended it and as it all takes place in one day it will be another prompt ticked off the list.

What it’s about?

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

There is a worrying trend for banning books resurfacing, particularly in the United States. Books featuring LGBTQ+ characters are frequently found on that lost. Will Grayson, Grayson found its added to banned book lists again last year. So that makes me want to read it more.

What it’s about?

Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.

It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old – including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire – Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most awesome high school musical.

I’m also hoping to finish reading some of March’s picks that I haven’t managed to get to yet.

Happy reading

E x

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