In My Mailbox (4)
Thanks to the awesome Kristi of The Story Siren for hosting this meme.
Plague 99 - Jean Ure
From book cover: How can three teenagers, Fran, Harriet and Shahid, survive a plague that has killed their parents and left London a ghost town? Fran is gentle, used to being led by Harriet, Harriet is used to having fun, Shahid is used to taking orders from his autocratic father. Now they just have one another…
I love end of the world books, and this is one I’m going to reread for Time Travel Tuesday. It’s about a teenager who returns from a wilderness trip to find that almost everyone in London has died from a deadly disease. It’s set almost exactly where I grew up, making it a particularly spooky read for me the first time round.
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
From book cover: Katniss Everdeen survived The Hunger Games. Now the Capitol wants revenge.
Does this one need any explanation?
Already read and reviewed (and fangirled over) below.
Forever - Judy Blume
Summary from Amazon: There's a first for everything. When you build up something in your mind -- really imagine it, wish for it -- sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn't live up to your expectations. True love is nothing like that.
Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can't get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven't been together all that long, they know it's serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom.
But it's senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big "first": a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?
Donna at Bites posted about ALA’s Banned Books Week on Thursday, and I decided it would be interesting to join in and write some related posts about frequently ‘challenged’ YA books. Judy Blume’s Forever was the seventh most challenged book in the 1990s so I’m starting with that one.