Sunday, November 22, 2009

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. Check out The Story Siren to learn more!

Leftovers by Laura Wiess

Blair and Ardith are best friends who have committed an unforgivable act in the name of love and justice. But in order to understand what could drive two young women to such extreme measures, first you'll have to understand why. You'll have to listen as they describe parents who are alternately absent and smothering, classmates who mock and shun anyone different, and young men who are allowed to hurt and dominate without consequence. You will have to learn what it's like to be a teenage girl who locks her bedroom door at night, who has been written off by the adults around her as damaged goods. A girl who has no one to trust except the one person she's forbidden to see. You'll have to understand what it's really like to be forgotten and abandoned in America today.

Are you ready?


Emily said...

I haven't heard of this book, thanks for posting about it. It sounds really intense!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Glad I am not the only one who has not heard of it, Emily - it does looks quite intense and really good - I look forward to hearing what you think about it! Enjoy

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

That loks like a really serious - but good! - read. Hope you enjoy it!

Miss Remmers said...

I have an award for you!