HCPL’s Junior Book of the Month – Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald (YA)
Seventeen year old Sadie has a problem, she is hopeless and irrecoverably in love with her best friend Garrett Delaney, a boy who is completely oblivious to her affections. From the day that they met, Sadie has been Garrett’s closest companion, sharing in his love of Proust, tragic Russian literature, art films, and ‘80s indie rock. But when Garrett leaves for literary camp, and falls in love with another girl, Sadie realizes that she has finally had enough. Aided by a barista job and eclectic group of friends, she embarks a twelve step program to get over Garrett once and for all. Getting Over Garret Delaney by Abby McDonald is a cute and quirky read, filled with humour and self-discovery. Get it at the Haliburton County Public Library.
* originally published as a portion of “Reads of the Month” in The Haliburton Echo on January 5th and The Minden Times on January 6th
HCPL’s Junior Book of the Month – January: Legend by Marie Lu (YA)
The Western United States has been reduced into a post-apocalyptic, plague contaminated land known as the Republic, an environment in which few are given the chance to succeed. One person who has defied the odds is fifteen year old June, a prodigiously intelligent girl, who is being groomed for success by the Republic’s militaristic regime. On the other end of the spectrum is Day, a fifteen year old boy born into the slums of Los Angeles. In order to survive and provide for his family, Day has transformed himself into a master criminal, making him the most wanted man in the country. When tragedy sets June and Day on a collision course towards one another, they come to realize how little they truly knew of the world before them. The first in a trilogy, Marie Lu’s Legend is available from Haliburton County Public Library.
* originally published as a portion of “Reads of the Month” in The Haliburton Echo on January 8th and The Minden Times on January 9th