They’re out! If you know a young reader (2nd-5th grade), add these to your wish list. Two entrepreneurial girls start up a manicure business and the fun begins! Author Jill graduated with me from the writing for children program at VCFA and she is a brilliant sweetheart.
So original, with an entirely fresh concept, Divided We Fall (Scholastic, Arthur A. Levine Books, January 28, 2014) may be the most thought-provoking and suspenseful novel to hit bookstore shelves in a very long time. I read this latest novel for young adults from author and former classmate (at the Vermont College of Fine Arts) Trent Reedy in draft form and I was engrossed in it even then. It’s the first novel in a trilogy, so the only negative about this series I can see is that waiting for books II and III is going to be tough. What it’s all about. Read the beginning.