Sunday, August 7, 2011

A little (not so) light reading

I flew through two lovely YA novels this weekend and wanted to share.

The first, "Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters" by Natalie Standiford, was light, dark, and all things in between. When "Almighty", the reigning clan matriarch of the elite Baltimore family, announces that she's cut them all out of her will, the siblings must scramble to write confessions of whatever wrong they have done. If Almighty gets the confession she wants, everyone is back in the money. The book focuses on the confessions of the three sisters in the family, and their sins range from loving where they shouldn't to pride to arrogance. This was a snappy read, and even though I don't usually like "society books", I liked this one.

Next was "Karma" by Cathy Ostlere. Told in verse, this is the story of a half-Hindu, half-Sikh Canadian girl in India following the riotous aftermath of the assassination of Indira Gandhi. At turns heart-wrenching, beautiful, and horrifying, this book is one I won't soon forget.

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