Sunday, July 12, 2015

Weekly Reading (5)

I've got two books planned this week and they were both given to me by their authors! Pretty nifty.


1) Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story

DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools.

A poetic and insightful coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS is centered on 24-year-old Luke Entelechy, an aspiring writer who sees his creative output suffer when he begins teaching at one of Miami’s most challenging middle schools. As the year progresses, however, Luke begins to relate to the neglect and abuse his students suffer, and is faced with a “haunting” decision: continue to let his dark past destroy him, or rise above the struggle to realize his potential as an artist and a "real" human being.

Equal parts disturbing and humorous, DEVELOPING MINDS offers a brutally honest look at the American public school system and the extreme measures many teachers take to cope with working in it.



2) Oleah Chronicles: Truth




What would you do if everything you thought to be true in your life was a lie?

Sixteen-year-old Angel Seriki must face overwhelming truths about her family when she meets Zander Black, a new student to her high school who is smart, charming and devastatingly beautiful. The revelations he uncovers to her about her family's past changes everything, and as her relationship and feelings for Zander deepen, so do the risks involved. She must now accept her fate and face the true reality of who and what she is. Even if that means giving up everything, including being human.

2 comments:

  1. Wow for this Carrie. Wonderful books you got! :) I'm checking these 2 books on Goodreads because they look interesting. Looking forward to your review!

    xx,
    Fiona of A Girl Between the Pages

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    1. Oleah Chronicles: Truth is really good! I've just finished it. I've still yet to start Developing Minds though.

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