Saturday, October 17, 2009

In My Mailbox (1)

The thing is, I don't buy my books. I rarely do. But I borrow from the library most of the time. Anyway, this is held weekly by Kristi at The Story Siren. Click here for the details on how to participate.


Two Way Street
by Lauren Barnholdt

There are two sides to every breakup.

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They’re even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

Then Jordan dumps Courtney — for a girl he met on the Internet.

It’s too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney’s heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la — this is Courtney pretending not to care.

But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Turns out, he’s got a secret or two that he’s not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can’t get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.


The Midnight Twins
by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Meredith and Mallory Brynn are mirror twins born on either side of midnight one snowy New Y ear’s Eve. They have always been inseparable. But after they are nearly killed in a mysterious fire on their thirteenth birthday, the bond that has always joined them unravels. They begin to have visions and dreams that reveal the deep secrets kept by the people around them. Meredith and Mallory realize they have each been given a gift: Mallory can see deep into the past; Meredith can see the future. But when they discover that one boy is not what they imagined, their lives will be changed forever. If they can survive . . .


The Breakup Bible
by Melissa Kantor

Jennifer thinks she and Max are the perfect couple...right up until he tells her they'd be better off as "just friends." Jennifer's sure there must be some mistake--everyone knows that soul mates don't break up, they live happily ever after. How is she supposed to face the rest of her life (starting with school on Monday) if she's not Max Brown's girlfriend anymore?

As if to add to Jennifer's misery, her grandmother gives her a copy of The Breakup Bible, in which Dr. Emory Emerson promises every dumpee who follows her ten commandments that it's "just a few steps from heartbreak to happiness." Jen is mortified by her grandmother's gift and highly doubtful about any advice Dr. Emerson can offer her. She doesn't really want to recover, she wants to reconcile!

Or does she?


The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.


  1. I loved Two Way Street and The Hunger Games - I've been looking at The Midnight Twins - I look forward to your review to see if it's good. Happy reading:)

  2. Wow Ok I never ran into The midnight twins before, but I started writting a few months ago and my story scarily looked like that one lol, except the girls were older. I'll have to check out that book!


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