I have been spending this week in YA land. I love young adult literature and I always have. But it has gotten me wanting to go back to high school a bit. A lot of people wouldn't relive those years for anything, but I had a great high school experience.
One of the things that I keep thinking about is how sometimes I wonder what it would have felt like to go to public school. I wonder how my experiences would have been different. I loved going to boarding school and I wouldn't change it for anything. But there was definitely a level of freedom that I missed out on. What was your high school experience like? Did you love it? Did you hate it? Are you still in high school?
Earlier in the week I finished Wake by Lisa McMann. The title is appropriate because I was up all night reading it. I just couldn't stop!!! This is Lisa's first novel and it is a huge success. Hopefully I won't be lazy and will post more about this book later but for now I just wanted to mention i because I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!
Shortly after I finished Wake I picked up Audrey, Wait! This book is by Robin Benway who I had the opportunity to chat with earlier this week thanks to Enchanting YA Chats! I was really enthusiastic about the book after Robin shared a whole bunch of great factoids about it. But, after just finishing Wake I had a hard time getting into Audrey, Wait! The book made up for it thought, by page 100 I was HOOKED. I haven't quite finished the book yet because I am having a massive ADD attack. But what I can tell you is that Robin is an amazing writer. She strikes the perfect balance of reality with that touch of poetry. You know those lines that are so amazing and beautiful they just smack you deep down in your soul? Well this book is full of them, and they sneak up on you making them even more poignant.
I should be posting more about these books later in the week! What have you been reading today?