Usher in the Spring with Brand New Reads!
By Jillian Bietz – Teens
Whether you need a break from studying for finals or just feel like cracking open a new book while you bathe in the sun, here are a few new “sure to be your fave” reads of this year.
We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction by Nic Sheff –
In this follow up to his novel Tweak, Nic Sheff tells the story of his struggles to stay sober from a drug addiction. The memoir starts off with Nic’s stay at a rehab facility, and continues to chronicle his stays at various rehab facilities, painful relapses, relationships, jobs and the writing of his book. While Nic’s story is not a particularly happy one, he paints the picture of a life long battle.
The Raising: A Novel (P.S.) by Laura Kasischke
Beautiful, talented and well-loved college student Laura died in a car accident. Her boyfriend, Craig, was driving. Though a year has passed, Craig still can’t get past Laura’s death and it doesn’t help that Laura’s sorority sisters are adamant that Craig pay for “murdering” their friend. When a witness to the accident claims that previous reports of Nicole’s bloody corpse being found at the seen were false-the girl she saw was not bloody or dead-Craig’s roommate and a friend of Laura’s, Perry, delves into the mystery. With the help of his anthropology professor, Mira, the boys seek for the truth about what really happened to Nicole.
Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
It is 1950 and seventeen-year-old Kit has run away to New York City. She gets a role as a chorus girl on Broadway, but she doesn’t have much. Then she meets her ex-boyfriend Billy’s father, Nate who offers to help Kit get settled in New York with a place to live, new clothes and a job. But of course, all the luxuries he gives Kit must mean he wants something from her. Soon Kit gets sucked into Nate’s ties with the mob. Flipping back and forth through different events throughout different years, Strings Attached is filled with history, mystery and trouble.
Jillian Bietz – Teens. Jillian Bietz is a journalism student. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, acting and cooking.