We learn about Brighton and Jonah's lives as they count down to two important but very different incidents in their lives. Jonah is forced to leave his hometown, friends, and girlfriend, to move in with his mom, his stepfather, Paul and little baby sister, Sophia. He hates living in Cross Pointe and wants nothing to do with any of the kids in his new school. Jonah just wants to see his girlfriend, his friends, graduate and go to college. Brighton is popular, mourning the loss of her father, showing the world she is happy and well adjusted and will be able to make it through her father's me...
Books into movies and tv shows...and some in production. I looved Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars and I will def be going to see If I Stay, The Maze Runner and Gone Girl when they are released, can't wait!
Thanks to Jennifer Hubert for these links and I loved the book AND the movie- especially Hazel and August:) It is strange to think they play brother and sister in the movie, Divergent----loved that too!!!
Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group-Bantam Dell for the ARC, The City by Dean Koontz, a mesmerizing read about lies, murder, magic, and the power of family and friends. Told by Jonah Kirk (age 9), at the urging of his best friend, Malcolm, the reader is catapulted into Jonah’s city, during the tumultuous 1960s, his family’s love of music, and the effect of his relationship with Miss Pearl, a supernatural being who is described as the soul of the City, which is both beautiful and evil and part of the grand plan of life. Jonah is much older, looking back telling the sto...
BJ Neary's insight:
This book is just published! You need to read it if you like Koontz, murder, mystery and magic, Thanks to NetGalley!
Congratulations to Markus Zusak, he so deserves the Margaret A. Edwards Award!!! I re-read all of his books as part fo the Hub Reading Challenge and also watched the movie, The Book Thief and it was awesome.
I loved the titles recommended in this post and would also add The Disenchantment by Nina LaCour- (from the author's website---Morris Award–finalist Nina LaCour draws together the beauty and influences of music and art to brilliantly capture a group of friends on the brink of the rest of their lives.)