Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday

This Week's YA Highway Road Trip Topic:
(Back by popular demand!) What's the best book you've read this month?

As I looked over my list of listens for this month, the one that stood out the most sort of surprised me...mostly because it's a MG/tween book instead of YA. They recently made a movie out of it, so I decided to read the book first.

It's FLIPPED, by Wendelin Van Draanen

Told, cleverly, from two POVs, this is the story of a boy-next-door grade school crush that, over many years, causes both kids and their families to see themselves and each other in new and enlightening ways.

I loved the girl protag, Julie Baker. She reminded me of STARGIRL (another great MG/Tween book). I also loved the families...not perfect, or divorced, or dead/dying...just real and struggling and more than meets the eye, like most families.

I'd venture to say most YA fans would enjoy this book...I hope the movie does it justice.

What about you? Favorite June read? Anyone seen this movie yet? 

And come back on Friday for my How Many Have You Read/Heard Contest...I have lots of September release ARCs to give away.