Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: At the Crossroads

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. I have posts scheduled up till the first week of February for books I'm waiting on. But after that, who knows?? So help me out, leave the name of books that I should be waiting on by/about poc (preferably that will be released after March 2011).

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.

1 comment:

  1. "Now Franky's just a heartbeat away from a life of crime"

    How suspenseful! That line definitely picks my interest, in addition to the survivor context set up by the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Thanks for sharing, Ari.

    Books I'm waiting for? Defintely Blessed, by Cynthia Leitich Smith. I've devoured her first two YAs. That however will be released in Jan/Feb of next year, so doesn't fit your criteria.

    1- Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor (April 2011)
    2- The Bestest Ramadan Ever, by Medeia Sharif (Jul 2011)


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