by Amanda Maciel
by Maureen Johnson
This book is so sweet it will give you a cavity. Sure there are a couple of issues dealt with in the story, however if there wasn't how boring would it be? It's got an amazing book boyfriend, an epic adventure across the world and an incredible author stirring the plot lines.
Oh these two characters make me feel all gooey inside for sure! They're so cute together, even when things seem to be going tits up they're amazing and adorable and just damn sexy. I loves them and you will to!
OMG! The title of this book could not be more appropriate!! I have not spoken to a single person who has read this book and hated it. I actually think it might be physically impossible to dislike Cath and Levi! I find myself squealing, clapping my hands and jumping up and down just thinking about it! FANGIRLING FOR FANGIRL!
"Welcome to Extraction testing."
Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life.
What she finds initially in the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it’s free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon's lethal acid. But life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too.
Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet leaders don't want her running—they want her subdued.
With intense action scenes and a cast of unforgettable characters,Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read, sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game and leave them breathless for more.
About The Author
Amanda Maciel has worked in book publishing since graduating from Mount Holyoke College and is currently a senior editor at Scholastic. She spends her free time writing, running, or riding the subway with her young son. She lives with him, her husband, and their cat, Ruby, in Brooklyn, New York. Tease is her first novel.
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Emma Putnam is dead, and it's all Sara Wharton's fault. At least, that's what everyone seems to think. Sara, along with her best friend and three other classmates, has been criminally charged for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma's shocking suicide. Now Sara is the one who's ostracized, already guilty according to her peers, the community, and the media. In the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist, Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment—and ultimately consider her own role in an undeniable tragedy. And she'll have to find a way to move forward, even when it feels like her own life is over.
With its powerful narrative, unconventional point of view, and strong anti-bullying theme, this coming-of-age story offers smart, insightful, and nuanced views on high school society, toxic friendships, and family relationships.
1. How did you get into writing?
2. When starting a book how much of it comes straight from your imagination and how much is research?
3. Who is your favourite character you have written and why?
4. Do you go into a book knowing how you want it to end?
5. What 5 books would you recommend for your readers?
- Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy is a great contemporary novel where the protagonist has a lot of growing and thinking to do. I loved it.
- No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale is brilliant—it’s a murder mystery/thriller, with this very Fargo-esque satirical tone, and I could not put it down.
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell doesn’t need my recommendation, but if you haven’t read it, come on! It deserves every single word of praise it’s gotten and then some.
- Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens broke my heart, and it was completely worth it.
- Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver—again, you don’t need me to tell you, because even if you haven’t read this book I’m sure you’ve heard about it. There’s a good reason for that; it’s amazing.