Well, that was a quick read. This book is being made into a film this year so I had to read it first. The story is about a young boy being tried for murder. Written in an easy to read, though provoking format. I would definitely recommend this book. Read it before seeing the movie.
No need for a summary here. I have now read this book three times. This most recent reading was for my book club. It was just as interesting the third time around. I picked up new details and was reminded of events that had slipped my mind.
Next up, Monster, by Walter Dean Myers.
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.