I don’t have much to report this past week (sad face). But I did manage to finish one book and a brand-spanking new shipment of books did arrive in the library today with more expected this week, so my TBR list is about to sky-rocket!
Books I read:
|Hardcover–which I much prefer.
Suits the tone and mood of the book
with the rough-hewn dress and sans make-up
|Mary in smoky-eye and blackliner?
I don’t think so paperback cover.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. I am a self-professed M. Night Shamylan fan and as I mentioned in last week’s report, I was really excited by the The Village-esque quality to this story. I don’t know how I feel about the protagonist, however…I’m getting a “I’m a choosy girl who has two great guys who adore me and I just don’t know what I want so I’m going to let my indecisiveness destroy everyone around me” vibe. But, Mary does have some difficult decisions that I know all seventeen-year-old girls can relate to:
Do I believe what I’ve always been told and conform to what’s expected of me?
Do I leave the familiar but limiting community I’ve grown up in to face the dangers of the unknown and risk being even more alone than I am now?
Do I choose the boy who makes me feel like I’m burning or the one who has the constant source of warmth?
Do I run into a forest of flesh-eating zombies, many of whom were once my neighbors and relatives, or do I hide on a platform indefinitely?
I mean, come on…who wouldn’t relate?!