It's out today. Here's what I said about it.
"STILL WATERS is the story of a young man trapped in a life governed by deprivation, manipulation and violence. Ash Parsons has created a world where everyone is a potential enemy and the easiest solutions are delivered by a clenched fist. You will root for Jason, you will ache for his choices, and you will not be able to put this book down until the very last page. A captivating debut.”
INFANDOUS by @ElanaKArnold ! Oh my dear god was this good!
Elana Arnold writes so gorgeously. A mix of fairy tales retold and contemporary YA that is such a juicy combination.
Pair it RAW BLUE by Kirsty Eagar for additional surfing goodness...
As a first-generation half-Armenian, this author's experiences are resonating with me very intensely.
2015 Morris Finalist.
This book sings and soars and makes you laugh. The diction is PERFECT; we're in Gabi's head the entire time, whether she's writing poetry, chatting w/ her friends, or just rehashing life in her journal.
Glad to own this. You'll want a copy too.
Unbelievable voice. So absolutely gripping. Highly recommend.
A story about grief and death and identity. Boy narrator. Delicious. Completely delicious and genre-defying.
Saw this on display at my library and grabbed it for my sister, who loves comics and nonfiction. She read it while I was in Wisconsin and I just finished it.
Outstanding book. Funny and sad and dear god, are all immigrant parents the alike in the same depressing ways?
Also, the title is a line my mother is FAMOUS for saying. Especially when my dad and I would debate politics at the dinner table.
This book is delightful and witty and funny and will make going to the supermarket a fraught experience.
I recommend whole-heartedly.