Okay, so the topic over at YA Highway today is “What’s the best book you’ve read this month?”
First, well, gee, September isn’t even over and I’m still reading! But of note: I just finished Gretchen McNeil’s fun and creepy POSSESS, M.T. Anderson’s fabulous FEED, and I got through a delicious trifecta of female malevolence with IMAGINARY GIRLS (Nova Ren Suma), SOME GIRLS ARE (Courtney Summers), and SHARP OBJECTS (Gillian Flynn). Ooh, and I just bought Flynn’s second book, DARK PLACES, and I’m definitely excited to get into that. I love, love, love her writing style.
Well, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I really loved Robert Cormier’s THE RAG AND BONE SHOP, which is about an innocent twelve-year-old boy accused of murdering a little girl, and the broody cop who uses his power and knowledge of human frailty to extract a confession from the kid. I’m a huge Cormier fan, and I love thrillers–especially psychological ones–so this was a perfect read for me. Check it out!