In 70 CE, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean, desert, Masada. Only two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman weaves a spellbinding tale of four extraordinary bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom comes to Masada by a different path.
author of "The Reliable Wife" ...that one was rather creepy but a page turner too!
Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Unwind; to settle the abortion debate, this dystopian society bans fetal abortion but allows a sort of retroactive abortion, called "unwinding," available between the ages of 13-18, where the child's entire body is harvested for organs and transplanted into those who need them (thus no actual "death" occurs). what happens when a few revolt against being unwound? very thought provoking.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Thanks to my bestie, I am a huge fan of young adult books. She introduced me to the Uglies series, which I enjoyed (for the most part...) I am very excited because my son is reading this book in one of his 6th grade classes, and I get to re-read it with him, and see how he reacts to being "bogus" or "bubbly" and which way he'd prefer for himself.
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The story revolves around Charlotte Malone & her discovery of a wedding dress within an old, beaten trunk. Woven within the threads of the beautiful 100-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage & faith, and the timeless beauty of finding true love. The story of four loveable women, miraculously bound by one wedding gown, whose lives span a century.
The Wedding Dress
The Little Prince & Letter to a Hostage by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Scorpio Races - One of my absolute favorites!
Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor-of crystal pillars and fossil seas-where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn -first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.