Tea and a Good Book

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January 2013 Book Review


Intervention - #1 in the Intervention Series
Author: Terri Blackstock
Published 2009 by Zondervan
324 pages
A book that tells the story of a teen addicted to drugs. The realism of a frantic mother searching for her child who disappears on her way to a rehab facility, the wisdom of a brother willing to help his mother use modern day technology to get clues as to where she may be. Very fast paced story. The story is true to life and takes you on the emotional roller coaster any parent goes through with a teen drug addict.

★ out 5

Author: Lauren Oliver
Published 2012 by Harper Collins
441 pages
A Dystopian Society where love was declared a disease, citizens of the United States are regularly cured as soon as they turn eighteen—sometimes sooner if they are in danger of being infected with amor deliria nervosa. Lena, the main character begins to explore this completely new and forbidden emotion “LOVE” being told all her life that it was disease and could get her killed. On this journey Lena finds out things she had been taught since child hood has all been a lie.

out 5

The Drowned Cities
by Paolo Bacigalupi
Published 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 437 pages
Completely read this out of order, this is book #2, the first is Ship Breaker.
War plays a big part in this book which is familiar to reality than most of us would like to think and the effect it has children. The world depicted in this book reminds of The Hunger Games. Harsh, dark and believable. There is violence in this book and at times can be hard to read but you begin to care about the characters and what happens to them. I definitely see a third book here.

★ out 5


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