Wednesday, February 25, 2009

LIbrary Loot - Week 6

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by A Striped Armchair and Alessandra that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.


Now You See Her by Jaquelyn Mitchard


Hope has it all: brains, beauty, and acceptance at Starwood, a prestigious arts prep school. A mere sophomore, she has won the lead in Romeo and Juliet, beating out seniors for the role—seniors who have been in movies and on Broadway! And with handsome Logan as her Romeo onstage and off, her life couldn't be more perfect.

So why would this talented teen throw everything away? Why would she fake her own abduction? Hope wants to explain what really happened, and gradually the truth comes out: Maybe her life wasn't that perfect after all.


Just Another Day In My Insanely Real Life by Barbara Dee

Mustard. A charity orange. Five apples. A half-gone pint of charity cream cheese. A half-gone gallon of milk. An open can of Friskies. And a half-gone liter of Diet Coke.

That's all the food in the house when Cassie's sister, Miranda, forgets to do the shopping. It's just the latest crisis in Cassie's life since her father moved out and her mother went back to work, and Cassie feels totally responsible for keeping things together for her little brother.

And things aren't any better at school. Cassie's grades are plummeting, her best friends have turned nasty, she's getting mixed signals from a cute boy, and then there's Mr. Mullaney -- the weirdest, hardest English teacher in the seventh grade -- who hates everything she does. Cassie's sassy humor has seen her through in the past, but it doesn't seem to be helping her now. What's a girl to do when life gets totally insane?

Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty

This time, the hyperobservant, angst-ridden teenager is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her senior year at Pineville High. Not only does the mysterious and oh-so-compelling Marcus Flutie continue to distract Jessica, but her best friend, Hope, still lives in another state, and she can’t seem to escape the clutches of the Clueless Crew, her annoying so-called friends. To top it off, Jessica’s parents won’t get off her butt about choosing a college, and her sister Bethany’s pregnancy is causing a big stir in the Darling household.

The first two I picked up on a whim. I saw them, they looked interesting, I brought them home. But I am really excited for Second Helpings. I already read Sloppy Firsts and rather enjoyed it so I am set to read all five books in the series.

What did you get this week?

12 comments:

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I really need to read Sloppy Firsts! Yay for visiting your library!:)
-Sarah

Alessandra said...

Second Helpings is my favourite book in the Jessica Darling series. Hope you enjoy it!

Anna said...

I haven't heard of these. Hope you enjoy them!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Marg said...

I have had the first Megan McCafferty book on my TBR list for a while but it isn't easy to find here unfortunately.

fleurfisher said...

Not books I know but they look great. Enjoy!

Eva said...

Looks like some fun books! :)

Kara said...

I like your selection of books...I am very interested in the McCafferty series - sounds great.

Staci said...

I liked second helpings but the others I haven't read. They look good though...have fun!!!

Linda said...

I love the Jessica Darling series. I just couldn't get enough.
Thanks for stopping by!

samantha.1020 said...

I've read a book by Mitchard but not this one. Hope you enjoy as these all look good!

Jess said...

Ohh you just reminded me that I need to re-read Sloppy Firsts.

Ladytink_534 said...

Nice loot! I got a few good things myself this week :)

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