Friday, December 19, 2014

Book Talk & Giveaway: SOLITAIRE by Alice Oseman

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it's here I probably think it won't injure your brain if you read it.

Tori really likes to sleep and blog, and that's about it. With high school nearly over, A-levels on the horizon and university applications hovering, Tori knows she needs to wake up. Snap out of it. Get moving. Maybe try caring a little. Talking to people is hard now, people who used to be her friends are distant, and she's more than aware that it's partially her own fault.

Then Michael Holden comes back to school, and Solitaire happens. Post-It's directing Tori pop up in the hallways, leading her to computers with cryptic messages she doesn't understand. And it spreads - messages are coming over the announcments that the staff can't override, patrols in the halls can't catch Solitaire at work, and posters can't come down fast enough before a new one goes up.

Something has finally penetrated Tori's depression. Something has perked her interest and made her care. But maybe it's the wrong thing.

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