July 2, 2012

Recommend A...Contemporary Book

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Recommend A... is a weekly meme where we share our recommendations of books based on prompts provided each week by Shanyn from the blog Chick Loves Lit .

This week is Recommend A...contemporary book.

Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman
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It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future-and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
Where She Went is the sequel of If I Stay and I just LOVED IT! It was heartbreaking and beautiful, it´s a must read.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
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Taylor Markham is not a popular choice. She is erratic, has no people skills and never turns up to meetings. Not to mention the incident when she ran off in search of her mother and only got halfway there. But she's lived at Jellicoe School most of her life and as leader of the boarders that's her greatest asset. Especially now the cadets, led by the infamous Jonah Griggs, have arrived. The territory wars between the boarders, townies and cadets are about to recommence.

But Taylor has other things on her mind: a prayer tree, the hermit who whispered in her ear, and a vaguely familiar drawing in the local police station. Taylor wants to understand the mystery of her own past. But Hannah, the woman who found her, has suddenly disappeared, leaving nothing but an unfinished manuscript about five kids whose lives entwined twenty years ago on the Jellicoe Road. 
Yes, I love books that make me cry and Jellicoe Road is one of them. You should also read Saving Francesca and The Piper´s Son by the same author. Melina Marchetta´s books are amazing!.

Have you read any of these books?
Recommend me a contemporary book.

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  1. I think there is something in the water in Australia that breeds YA awesomeness. We went Jacqueline Moriarty this week but Melina Marchetta is amazing too!

  2. One of these days I will get to Jellicoe Road. I always hear great things about it. I loved Where She Went...better than If I Stay, in my opinion. Here are my picks http://wp.me/pzUn5-13Z