I just finished this one:
This is the book that all the people I send book gifts to will be getting this year. It was AMAZING. ( the jacket cover synopsisCollapse )
At one point in the book, the main character tells her best friend "People would like you anyway. We'd still love you no matter what." I was completely floored by this because sometimes I feel like i'm pretending.
What would happen if we were all just honest? If we didn't lie to ourselves. If we didn't lie to ourselves, we probably wouldn't have that drastic need to lie to others.
I also bought Katie Alender's Bad Girl's Don't Die which was excellent. It was a semi-creepy ghost story, but not in the "SUPERNATURAL YA FICTION" section, which made me happy. i kind of hate that section. Plus i tweeted from the book store that i was buying it and she thanked me. and she's answered all my questions all day long! i love it. it's a great read and i highly recommend it.
i ALSO got Hate List by Jennifer Brown, which i'll start reading in a few hours. it looks good too. It's about a girl whose boyfriend shoots up the cafeteria at their high school, killing kids on a "hate list" that she thought they made as a joke.