This week I'm waiting on....
At the Crossroads by Travis Hunter
Release Date: November 30, 2010
Franklyn "Franky" Bourgeois is fifteen, and he's already done more living than most. First he was blasted out of a normal childhood in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. Determined to survive, he left town with two older cousins. They were nothing short of thugs, but they were all he had. And hard as he tried, even for a good kid like Franky, their influence was hard to resist.
Now Franky's just a heartbeat away from a life of crime--until he gets an unexpected chance to turn things around. Getting back on track is easier said than done, especially when a group of prep school fools set out to keep Franky on the streets. But Franky's always been a survivor. He'll just have to prove it one more time. . .
-What attracts me to this book is that it's about a guy who survived Hurricane Katrina. I've noticed a few more novels that at least mention (or are about) survivors of Hurricane Katrina, which I think is important. It will remind us to never forget. And it's nice that Franky is going to try and turn his life around, with some difficulty.