The Mailbox Post September 21st to 26th

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
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Tynga's Reviews

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Good Morning everyone. Its hard to believe its time for another peek into my mailbox. As I am sitting her writing this I am shocked that we are already at the end of the month. Where is the time going?

Anyways I have two books I want to share with you that I recently purchased on a recent shopping trip with my friend, Jennifer,  to a indie bookstore near me and its Babar Books and they are:
George by Alex Gino has been on my wishlist of books for quite a few months now and I am really happy that I finally picked it up. I have read this book already and my review will be up this week.

The next book I picked up was Violent Ends. It just recently came out and this is the first time I heard about it.

In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, seventeen of the most recognizable YA writers—including Shaun David Hutchinson, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Beth Revis—come together to share the viewpoints of a group of students affected by a school shooting.

It took only twenty-two minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto the school grounds, enter the gymnasium, and open fire, killing six and injuring five others.

But this isn’t a story about the shooting itself. This isn’t about recounting that one unforgettable day.

This is about Kirby and how one boy—who had friends, enjoyed reading, playing saxophone in the band, and had never been in trouble before—became a monster capable of entering his school with a loaded gun and firing on his classmates.

Each chapter is told from a different victim’s viewpoint, giving insight into who Kirby was and who he’d become. Some are sweet, some are dark; some are seemingly unrelated, about fights or first kisses or late-night parties. This is a book of perspectives—with one character and one event drawing them all together—from the minds of some of YA’s most recognizable names.

This sounds like it will be a powerful and intense read. Have you read this one yet?

So that is what I got this week, what about you?

Comments

  1. I look forward to your review of George and am curious about Violent Ends.

  2. Violent Ends is definitely a book that intrigues me. Kind of curious to see what you think of it.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. Heard good things about George. Cute cover. Happy reading.

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