To celebrate another great year of reading here at UAPL each of us at Tremont picked one novel that we loved from this year.
Dena picked: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.
Dana: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
This debut novel weaves magical realism through generations of a family to tell a beautiful tale of love and loss.
Jennifer could not decide and picked two!
- A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber: Twelve-year-old Stephanie Harrington, a genetically-enhanced girl, moves to the pioneer planet of Sphinx, and is in danger from highly placed enemies who want to ensure that the planet remains entirely in human hands.
- Relativity by Cristin Bishara: Ruby Wright discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities. Is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?
Tracie's Pick: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Orphaned Meira, a fierce chakram-wielding warrior from the Kingdom of Winter, must struggle to free her people from the tyranny of an opposing kingdom while also protecting her own destiny.
Katie: Starbird Murphyand the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock
Starbird has spent the first sixteen years of her life on a commune in the woods of Washington State. When she gets her Calling to become a waitress at the farm's satellite restaurant in Seattle, it means leaving behind the only place she's ever known and entering the World Outside.
Laura: Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
Beaten and left for dead, fourteen-year-old Tula Bane finds herself abandoned on a space station called Yertina Feray after traveling with the colonist group, Children of the Earth.
Stephanie: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria
Laurel starts writing letters to famous dead people for a school assignment, but it soon becomes a way to deal with the loves and losses in her life.
Sue: The Night Garderner by Jonathan Auxier
Two orphans travel to England to work as servants in a manor house which they soon discover is cursed.
Sarah: We Were Liars by
Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
From all of us have a Happy Reading New Year 2015 everyone!