11/22/63 by Stephen King
“I am currently reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King after months (years?) of procrastination. I watched my fiancé (now husband) wake up in the middle of the night just to read one more chapter and still never gave it a shot until now. Why, you may ask? It’s big. Really big. However, thanks to summer break I have finally delved into possibly my favorite Stephen King book, ever, and I’m only a hundred or so pages in. I have heard people describe 11/22/63 as “not your typical Stephen King” and I would have to agree only in that it is a book about time travel and the Kennedy assassination instead of his more renowned horror platform. Be that as it may, King’s gift for storytelling, ridiculously amazing descriptions of a past time, and hauntingly thorough knowledge of humanity could not be more present. 11/22/63 is just a d*** good book so far, and I’ve read a lot of good books.” You can find copies of 11/22/63 on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.
“Yes, this book is an unflinching look at the inner turmoil and destruction of addiction. But it is also insightful, beautifully-written, and wickedly funny. I was immediately pleased and surprised by Hepola’s fresh, honest voice, and drawn in by her intriguing, bold, and brutal telling of her story. Yes, this is a book about a woman’s slow unraveling, but it’s also the story of that woman pulling herself together again.” Sarah Hepola visited BookPeople on June 26th to speak and sign her memoir, Blackout. You can find signed copies of Blackout on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.
You Deserve A Drink by Mamrie Hart
“I’ve been reading You Deserve a Drink by YouTuber extraordinaire and alcohol connoisseur Mamrie Hart. Not only is it full of hilarious stories about her various “boozy misadventures,” but it comes complete with cocktail recipes and a built-in drinking game. Everything you need to make it through the work week.” You can find copies of You Deserve A Drink on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.
SOFIA (Teen Press Corps)
Sweet by Emmy Laybourne
“Buy Solu! Eat Solu! Live Solu! Solu is the number one way to shrink fat cells and can cause any overweight, underweight, average joe to become model thin in just a few doses a day. Sweet by Emmy Laybourne follows the lives of two people, an ordinary girl named Laurel and the teen movie sensation Baby Tom Tom as they embark on the Solu cruise to lose. Designed to give people the very first taste of the food sweetener Solu, guests are expected to drop at least 15 percent of their body weight by the end of the week and for many that’s a dream come true. The passengers on the ship get to be the very first ones in the whole world to taste this revolutionary invention but for Laurel and Tom, it’s a decision that might just leave humanity swinging in the balance.
I loved this book because it has a very exciting plot. The reader gets to experience both sides of the spectrum. There are the ordinary people who are rich enough to afford the cruise and then there are the celebrities who are paid to do coverage of the event and enjoy it along the way. The characters experience pressure, temptation, and consequences. This book is thrilling, romantic and filled with horror when something on the ship goes terribly wrong. Beauty has a price and it will take it’s toll. If you could be free of caring about what you eat, what people think about you and how you look would you take the chance? The sweet and salty pages will keep you turning until the end. Sweet will leave you begging for just one more chapter.” This review is re-posted from our Teen Press Corps blog, an entire blog dedicated to teen fiction, with reviews by teen readers and adults who love teen fiction. To find out more, check out https://bookpeopleteens.wordpress.com/, for reviews, new releases, interviews, and much, much more. You can find copies of Sweet on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.