THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE (Douglas Adams)
THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET (Brian Selznick)
SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT (Derek Landy)
ZEN AND THE ART OF FAKING IT (Jordan Sonnenblick)
TANGERINE (Edward Bloor)
ELSEWHERE (Gabrielle Zevin)
ACCIDENTAL LOVE (Gary Soto)
HOW I LIVE NOW (Meg Rosoff)
LIZZIE BIRGHT AND THE BUCKMINSTER BOY (Gary D Schmidt)
LOVE, STARGIRL (Jerry Spinelli)
THE ACTUAL REAL REALITY OF JENNIFER JAMES (Gillian Shields)
PRINCE CASPIAN (CS Lewis)
Faves this time 'round were SKULDUGGERY, HOW I LIVE NOW, and THE ACTUAL REAL REALITY. The first has this fabulous dry-wit banter (please overlook the skeleton on the cover; this is NOT horror by any stretch of the word). The second and third are both set in England, although HOW I LIVE NOW is a much more disturbing tale, while THE ACTUAL REAL REALITY has a much younger voice and a funny, light plot.
Enjoy! And if you've read something fantabulous lately, do drop me a note.
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