Wednesday, March 28, 2012

RTW - Best of March


Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments on YA Highway, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

You can participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic

What is the best book you read in March?

My favorite read of February was:



HOLD STILL by Nina LaCour

From Goodreads: In the wake of her best friend Ingrid's suicide, Caitlin is left alone, struggling to find hope and answers. When she finds the journal Ingrid left behind for her, she begins a journey of understanding and broadening her horizons that leads her to new friendships and first love. Nina LaCour brings the changing seasons of Caitlin's first year without Ingrid to life with emotion, honesty, and captivating writing.

I know this book has been out for some time now, but for some reason, I just never got around to reading it. I finally purchased it on my Nook and absolutely loved it.

Caitlin's struggle to accept the death of her best friend is emotional and easy to connect with. Caitlin goes from hardly speaking and sleeping in her car, with her parents constant worried gazes, to embracing the life that is still there for her to live.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on HOLD STILL if you've read it.

Also what was your favorite read of March?

12 comments:

  1. There are books that have been out for decades that I need to read! :)

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  2. Why did you like this book? I'm curious to know a little more about it to see if I want to add it to my TBR list.

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  3. Hi Liz, I added the Goodreads blurb and a bit of why I loved the book below it. Hope that helps!

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  4. I love heart-wrenching, honest YA contemporary so I am most certainly adding this to my must read list.

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  5. I haven't read this, but I recently bought LaCour's THE DISENCHANTMENTS. I love a good contemporary, so I'll have to put this one on my list :)

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  6. Oh this sounds sad and lovely. Will definitely have to check it out. I haven't read much contemporary YA lately, but this seems like a good one.

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  7. I'm developing an objection to suicide books, so I think I'll give this one a miss.

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  8. Oh man, I've been meaning to read this FOREVER. I've never heard a bad word about it. Glad you enjoyed it so much, and thanks for reminding me!

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  9. That one is going on the list.

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  10. You know, this has been on my list forever, too. I've heard it's great and I'm not sure why I haven't gotten around to it, but thans for the reminder!

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  11. There are so many touching moments in this book and I think the heavy subject matter is handled well.

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  12. I haven't read this one yet...clearly, I need to. Thanks for the rec!

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