Adolescent Literature

Library Loot

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For my blogging meme, I decided to go with Library Loot on Wednesdays. Library Loot is by The Captive Reader and Real-Life Reading. I picked Library Loot because I love going to the library and picking out books. Although I try to limit myself to six books checked out at a time, I feel like a blog would be the perfect place to share my finds!

This week, I found two new books that I want to start within the next week.

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

Screen Shot 2019-01-24 at 12.03.00 AM.pngThe daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic death left her alone on The Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth. Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can’t help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, The Eternity, will be joining The Infinity. Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the commander of The Eternity, and her friendship with J breathes new life into her world. But as The Eternity gets closer, Romy learns there’s more to J’s mission than she could have imagined. And suddenly, there are worse things than being alone…

This book caught my attention immediately because of the cover. The simplicity made me wonder in this was going to be a hard book to get into but after reading about what it is going to be about, I had to bring it home with me. It is about 300 pages and I am very excited to get into this book.

Price of Duty by Todd Strasser

Screen Shot 2019-01-24 at 12.16.25 AM.pngThe military is considering awarding him a Silver Star, a huge honor for any soldier-especially the son of a military family. Only, he’s questioning everything his family brought him up to believe. Now at home, recovering from his physical wounds, the memories of what he experiences “over there” haunt him. Meanwhile, he feels pressure from all sides. Some people want him to speak out against the military system he was brought up to honor and respect. Others, like his famous grandfather, are urging him to return to the battlefield to with again. Jake was raised to believe that fighting for one’s country was a moral obligation. But now that he’s seen firsthand the human cost of war, he is no longer sure. 

For this year, I want to read more nonfiction and this is one I wanted to add to my list for a couple reason. The first being that it is less than 200 pages and the other is that my very close friend has recently joined the military.

Overall, I am excited with my finds and hopefully am able to start them within two weeks.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Library Loot”

  1. I have learned to love non-fiction since I’ve been in college. I’ve never heard of Price of Duty, but it looks like a thought-provoking read. I’ll have to add it to my list! Also, I think Rachel M. recommended The Loneliest Girl in the Universe as well. Sounds like a good library haul!

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