Book Review by Tiffany, Librarian, Sebastopol Branch
Imagine not owning a body. Instead, you wake up every day in someone else’s body. You never know what town you will wake up in, if you will be male or female for the day or who your friends and family will be. That’s the only life that “A” has ever known. Now 16 years old, he has learned to deal with this by avoiding attachment to any one life. That is, until the day he wakes up as Justin. When “A” sees Justin’s girlfriend Rhiannon, he falls in love with her and this changes everything.
Why I picked it up: The cover was what intrigued me at first. Once I read the inside cover, I knew I had to give it a try. I thought the book could go either way, really bad or really good. I wanted to see if he was able to execute the premise of the book well.
Why I’d finished it: It was very good. He did a good job of making the characters, especially “A”, seem real. I wanted to see if “A” could make a relationship work with Rhiannon.
Who I would recommend it to: Anyone looking for a good story with interesting, well-developed characters.
Free Pumpkin Carving Contest for Teens!
(Ages 12 to 19)
We supply the pumpkins…you supply the creativity!
These branches will be hosting the pumpkin carving contest for teens:
Windsor, Saturday, October 20th at 2 pm
Sebastopol, Tuesday, October 23rd at 4 pm
Cloverdale, Thursday, October 25th at 3 pm
Healdsburg, Thursday, October 25th at 4 pm
Rohnert Park, Tuesday, October 30th at 3:30 pm
Contestants will have 1 hour to carve pumpkins.
Library patrons will vote for their favorite pumpkin.
Prizes awarded to the top three pumpkins.
This choice happened as part of the annual Teens’ Top Ten vote, sponsored by YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association). Teens voted online between August 15 and September 15, with the official list announcement during this year's Teen Read Week (October 14–20). Click below to see a YouTube video announcement (2:05) of the winning books.