It looks good though. I only read the cover copy, and the readability of the voice and tone made the massiveness of this book instantly more manageable.
Before I start reading that, I need my summer reading plan. These are the books I have on my summer reading list. Many of them are YA. This list is a work in progress and I am looking for more suggestions!
The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
This book looks filled with imperfect characters with a theme of forgiveness. It is hard to forgive people who have wronged you, especially for an 11 year old girl whose father has gambled away her future. Molly O'Neill at HarperCollins suggested this book in an interview about great middle grade fiction. http://www.dystel.com/2012/04/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-middle-grade-the-finale/
Divergent by Veronica Roth
I am not a fan of dystopian worlds. Well, that is not always true. I did like the Hunger Games trilogy. I have heard that level of buzz about this book. Seriously. I am going to read it just to see what the fuss is about. Stay tuned to hear my thoughts on it when I get to it.
Lullabies for Little Criminals (P.S.) by Heather O'Neill
This was recommended to me by my favorite Canadian reader. It sounds like an extraordinary book about a child of two teenagers, half orphaned, coming of age in a haze of drugs, foster care and juvenile detention.
I need to catch up on these lauded tales from Jeffrey Eugenides.
What is on your summer reading list? Please share. I need some more ideas.