All These Things Ive Done (Birthright, #1) by Gabrielle ZevinIn 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the citys most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidentally poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think shes to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
Engrossing and suspenseful, All These Things Ive Done is an utterly unique, unputdownable read that blends both the familiar and the fantastic.
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Love and other illegal acts
Bootleg is a miniseries for children, commissioned by the BBC and based on a book of the same name by Alex Shearer. It was shown as a three-part series in the UK, with subsequent broadcasts in Australia and all over the world. The film is about a new political party called the "Good for You" abbreviated as GFY which comes into power and bans chocolate. Two kids named Smudger Moore and Huntley Hunter want to get their chocolate back. They begin by selling bootleg chocolate, and go on to join an underground resistance organization.
Cormier is most famous for this novel and another called I Am the Cheese. Mmm, chocolate and cheese… tasty. As Jerry quickly learns, Trinity is a dangerous place. Trinity is especially dangerous for Jerry when he just says "No"… to selling chocolates for the school. His "No!
by Robert Cormier
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Welcome to my blog. I write about fitting in, sticking out, and missing the motherland as a serial foreigner. Sri Lanka. Mar Angelfall by Susan Ee My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4. This book is NOT what you think it is. If that's what you're expecting, then yes, this book is what you think it is.
Her second novel might well be destined for a similar popularity. Part New Age bodice ripper, part picture-book for adults, "The Law of Love," is a plot-driven novel designed to allow the reader short breaks between chapters to look at illustrations by Miguelanxo Prado and listen to Mexican love songs and popular opera arias, all incorporated by Esquivel into the plot. The music is provided on a CD tucked into the back of the book. If the package sounds gimmicky, it is, and serious readers are likely to find the novel, with its comic-book characters and musical interludes, more irritating than engaging. But Esquivel is both a former schoolteacher and a screenwriter, and her mission is to teach and to entertain.