Wednesday, January 14, 2009
'WAITING ON WEDNESDAY'
Here's this week's "Waiting on Wednesday." (A soon-to-be available book that I can't wait to read.)
IF I GROW UP by Todd Strasser
This latest by Strasser is due out in February. It features an inner-city teen struggling to survive in a world of poverty, gangs, and violence. The story covers DeShawn's life from age twelve to seventeen. It is described as fast-paced and compared to Walter Dean Myer's AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY DEAD BROTHER. Reviews so far are not glowing, but I'm a long-time fan of Todd Strasser's books so I'm anxious to read it no matter what they say.