Hosted by One Persons Journey Through A World Of Books .What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other blogger's, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
Completed: She-Rain: A Story of Hope by Michael Cogdill. I have not been disappointed with my reading so far. This was another WOW book for me.
Currently Reading: The Lotus Eaters: A Novel. Just started this one and having a hard time putting it down.
Next Up: SEASON OF WATER AND ICE by Donald Lystra. From Amazon:
Named by the Library of Michigan as a Michigan Notable Book for 2010, SEASON OF WATER AND ICE is the unforgettable story of two young people confronting life during a tumultuous few months of 1957. In quiet but searing prose it explores the enduring issues of love and family, the destructive forces to which these ideals are exposed, and the healing powers which can restore them.
Danny DeWitt, aged fourteen, lives with his father in a rural area of northern Michigan following the family's abrupt move from the city and the unexplained departure of his mother. Bookish and friendless--and wanting to "stand at the side of things for a while"--Danny becomes acquainted with Amber Dwyer, a pregnant teenager abandoned by her boyfriend and rejected by her family and community. Both outsiders--one by choice, the other because of social stigma--Danny and Amber form an unusual, openhearted alliance which helps each to deal with their separate challenge. Amber must build a life for herself in the face of intolerance, and Danny must come to terms with his mother's rejection and his father's growing isolation. The friendship is tested when Amber's abusive boyfriend returns and Danny's mother draws further away, leading to a crisis which threatens Amber and her unborn child, as well as Danny's conception of love and manhood.
Reflecting the political and social climate of the 1950s, Season of Water and Ice is underscored by themes of independence and obligation, love and sexuality, courage and surrender. This realistic work will appeal to both adult and young adult readers.
What are you reading??