Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Camo Girl

It's time for my favorite meme, WoW! Hosted by Breaking the Spine

This time I'm waiting on....

Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon

Release: January 4th, 2011

A poignant novel about a biracial girl living in the suburbs of Vegas and the friendships that grow out of, and despite, her

Ella and Zachary, sixth-grade misfits, cling to each other to get through the taunts, rejection and, sometimes, abuse from their classmates. Ella is the only black student, and her discolored skin tone has some calling her “Camo-Face,” short for camouflage. Zachary, or “Z,” is small for his age and takes refuge in fantasy to cope with abandonment by his father. When a new black student arrives and seems open to Ella, she has hope for a new friendship, especially because, even though he can fit in with the popular group, Bailey reaches out to her. The insecure Z sees this as a threat, and Ella is torn between her loyalty to him and her wish for some normalcy.- from Kirkus (STARRED Review!)

-After The Rock & The River, I will read anything by Kekla Magoon. Or at least, I felt that way about her historical fiction. However I'm willing to follow her anywhere and it doesn't hurt that the Kirkus summary makes the book sound exceptional.


  1. I recently got this one to review myself. The summary sounds really good so I'll be picking it up soon.

  2. Ooohhh, this one sounds good. I've never heard of this author, but it sounds as if I need to check her out pronto. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Glad you posted this, it sounds like a good one.

  4. I just read this book and it's so very good :)


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