Yesterday was spent at the USM Children's Book Festival with Walter Mayes and Sylvia Vardell. Then, I climbed back into the rental car this morning and droive from Hattiesburg to New Orleans and then flew to Houston where I picked up another rental car. Came home, unpacked and repacked. Tomorrow, I drive 400 miles south to the Rio Grande Valley to teach a YA lit class. Then, back home Sunday. The following week is even crazier.
But the good news is that I managed to finish an audiobook and a novel today.
ACCOMPLICE by Eireann Corrigan (Scholastic, August 2010) is the story of two young women who desperately want to stand out on their college admission forms. And so, Finn and Chloe concoct an elaborate scheme: Chloe will disappear for a few days. It will appear she has been kidnapped. Then, just at the right time, Finn will "find" her. How could any college turn down two such brave teens? File this under the heading: it seemed like a good idea at the time. When things unravel, is it possible to ravel them back together Finn wonders.
Reading ladder rungs:
Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore by Joan Lowery Nixon
What Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles