Sunday, March 29, 2009

In My Mailbox (3)

I had a pretty slow week this time but I'm sort of OK with that because I need to catch up on all the books I got last week. So in a way only getting two books is a blessing in disguise.



1. Cold Hands, Warm Heart
By: Jill Wolfson
Release Date: March 31, 2009
Dani was born with her heart on the wrong side of her body. In her fifteen years of life, she’s had more doctor’s appointments, X-rays, and tests, and eaten more green hospital Jell-O than she cares to think about. Fourteen-year-old Amanda is a competitive gymnast, her body a small package of sleek muscles, in perfect health. The two girls don’t know each other, don’t go to the same school, don’t have any friends in common. But their lives are about to collide. (summary from Amazon)
*this is my second copy of this book which means I'll be giving it away so look out for a contest soon*
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2.Secrets of Truth and Beauty
By: Megan Frazer
Release Date: July 7, 2009
When Dara Cohen was little, she was a bright, shiny star. She was the cutest seven-year-old who ever sang Ella Fitzgerald, and it was no wonder she was crowned Little Miss Maine.That was then. Now Dara's seventeen and she's not so little anymore. So not little, that when her classmates find out about her illustrious resume, their jaws drop. That's just one of her many problems. Another is that her control-freak mom won't get off her case about anything. Yet the one that hurts the most is the family secret: Dara has an older sister her parents tried to erase from their lives. When a disastrously misinterpreted English project lands her in the counselor's office--and her parents pull her out of school to save face--Dara realizes she has a decision to make. She can keep following the rules and being misunderstood, or she can finally reach out to the sister she's never met--a sister who lives on a collective goat farm in Massachusetts. Dara chooses B. What follows is a summer of revelations, some heartbreaking, some joyous; of friendship, romance, a local beauty pageant; and choices. And as autumn approaches, Dara finds she may have to let go of everything she's taken for granted in order to figure out who she really is, and what family really means. (summary from Amazon)
What do you think?
-Jill

5 comments:

Ravenous Reader said...

A good week for you. Cold Hands, Warm Heart..wow. I have not heard of it yet, but now I will definately have to check it out. I cannot wait to see what you think about it.

susan said...

I'd like to read Cold Hands.

The Story Siren said...

!! I want the Secrets of Truth and Beauty!! Can't wait to see what you think of it!

Jenna said...

This is the first time I've heard of Cold Hands, Warm Heart, but it sounds so good! I'm probably going to go pick that up as soon as possible.

WhatBriReads said...

Cool, those both look like great books!