Friday, April 16, 2010

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots.

Guy Friday will return next week after I get all the core novels moved out of the library! Renovation preparations are going well, but it's very time consuming.

When Jenna has the choice of either going to spend the summer with her injured grandmother or head to her godmother Susie's in Canada, she figures that Canada will be less painful. Parts of it are-- the wilderness is lovely, she adores her godmother, and she manages to find a group of guys to hang out with. There are problems, too-- the town is infinitesimal, she has to room with a very unhappy girl, and the guys don't understand her interest in environmental issues. On top of that, her best friends from home aren't communicating with her, one of the guys comes out to her as gay, and her godmother is setting up a bed and breakfast and struggling financially. Her parents also might get divorced. A lot going on, but the best part of the whole book was the clandestine romance between Jenna and Reeve. *Sigh* Right up there with Girlfriend Material, Along for the Ride and Fifteen as one of the best romance books. Liked the insight into environmental issues, the fact that Jenna was willing to try white water rafting and rock climbing, and just...well, everything!

The lesson this week was a refresher about genres, and a challenge to the students to read something they normally wouldn't read. I asked all the classes what MY favorite genre was ("pink" books), and they didn't know-- most answered with their own favorite genre, which was interesting!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read this one--it's already pre-ordered on Amazon! Great review!