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29 January 2006 @ 07:53 pm
peace, quiet, time, books  
Before I call it a day here in Orlando, I had the chance to read a new ARC I picked up at ALA last week from Roaring Brook. DEAD CONNECTION by Charlie Price is a mystery wrapped up in a bit of some family drama plus some other nifty features. Multiple narrators tell of their lives and miseries. A teen consoles the dead in the cemetery. The caretaker's daughter challenges her father. A former police investigator deals with his alcohol addiction while two teens recently released from institutions try to stay straight and on their meds. Sounds like the perfect recipe for this shivery story that keeps you reading from beginning straight through to the end without stopping.
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
RebelLibrarian: Leorebellibrarian on January 29th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
LOL - I loved that one. I read it on the plane coming home last week.

I don't know about you but Midwinter has replaced Christmas as my favorite annual event filled with great new gifties.
Miss Kitty Fantastica: Binkydragonchariot on January 30th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
ALA! ALA Rulz! Did you manage to snag yourself a copy of Small Steps? All the copies were gone by the time I got to the Random House booth! But I did get a signed copy of Dairy Queen. Go me!

Have you read The Book Thief? I have heard really good things about that book.