Tuesday, 20 January 2009

In My Mailbox (1)

Idea taken from The Story Siren

Not actually came by mail but these are two books I got this week. After a lot of bribing, begging, nagging and even threatening, I finally convinced my friend Debbie to let me borrow her precious books which she herself hasn't finished.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. 

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. 

Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

Take Me There by Susane Colasanti

In one short week . . . three lives change.

Rhiannon is devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend and wants him back. 

Nicole's ex is still in the picture, but she can't help having a new crush. 

James and Rhiannon are just friends, though he may try to take it to the next level. 

Will their desire to take a mean girl down a notch bring these three friends what they want . . . and more?

Set during one life-altering week and told in three realistic perspectives, this engaging, witty novel by the author of When It Happens shows the ups and downs of love, friendship-and karma.

I've been dying to read Th1rteen R3easons Why. The synopsis got me hooked immediately. Besides there were so many praises for Jay and his debut novel. Take Me There sounds good too, in a different kind of way of course.


Anonymous said...

Oh dear.
I loaned my copy of Susan Colasanti's first novel to someone. Months ago. I have no idea when I'll get it back.

...I may have to buy another copy.

debbie said...

i'll beat u up ...T__T i miss my books .... give them back to me :(

Lenore said...

I hope you can get them read before Debbie comes and takes them back by force!

Katie said...

These look good! :D I too sometimes beg for books when I cant find anything interesting on my bookshelf. :D


Bookworm said...

OMG I've heard so many good things about 13 Reasons Why that I really need to read it now...tell me what you think and if it's good, I'll read it! (:

TruBlu93 said...

We started on Thirteen Reasons Why at school but for some reason never finished it. From what we read though it was really good.