Woah! A new entry? Shocking I know. I'm still trying to get into a blog routine and sort out the things that I actually want to write about. I've been doing some thinking (possibly dangerous) about what and how much I read, and not to brag, but it's a reasonable amount. I also thought about the selection process in terms of which books I wanted to feature. By reading, I come across stories that I enjoy but don't know if I necessarily want to write a whole post on them (not that they aren't good, but I mightn't feel I have enough to say about them). I want to write about stories I am passionate about, and keep examining the relationship between YA and film/TV.
All We Know of Love - Nora Raleigh Baskin
Published by Walker Books, 2009
Fifteen year-old Natalie’s life has been permanently shaped by the fact that her mother abandoned her over milk and cookies five years ago. The story follows Natalie on a cross-country bus ride in search of her absent mother, for closure and for the end of a comment she made in the midst of walking out. It’s a novel of secrets and small stories from strangers, which slowly unravel as Natalie makes her way in search of answers. I felt more was revealed in the short vignettes from the people she encounters, than of Natalie herself, but still an enjoyable read.