An enchanting New York Times and international bestseller about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl. A moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.
Next, I picked this little one up from the library. We don't pack lunches for school, but I am always looking for good ideas that will travel well for us.
Another little book that I found at the library. I have a 12 year old girl and as long as the book isn't too sexually oriented (we do not allow any dating before 16 years of age around here) she may like to read this. I thought I'd preview it before passing it on.
This is an author I discovered online, and I'm anxious to read her work. I hope to have time to read through this. It is quite far from my typical tastes but I do love young adult books, and I am a girl, so who knows? I will report back on how I liked it!
Again from Barnes and Noble:
Laughs, ghosts, and a lip-gloss-loving teen sleuth!
Sherry (short for Sherlock) Holmes Baldwin is spending spring break in California with her best friend, Junie. She can’t wait to hang out in the sun, hit the mall, and spend time with cutie-pie Josh.
Then . . . a freaky change of plans. Sherry’s mom, a cop killed in the line of duty, contacts her. Not only is she a ghost, she’s a ghost in danger of flunking out of the Academy of Spirits, and she needs Sherry’s help. Unless she solves an important mystery in San Diego, she’ll be banished to an afterlife for ghost failures!
If Sherry wants to be a normal seventh grader (as in, one who doesn’t communicate with ghosts), she can’t tell anybody about her mom—or what she has to do. Not her brother, not Junie, and especially not Josh. It’s up to Sherry alone to save the day. Except . . . she so doesn’t do mysteries.
That's it! my eclectic list for the week. A little different than my usual pickings. Being a librarian, it helps to have some idea of what is out there when a patron asks. Happy reading!