BJs Standout Reads November 2021
Northern Spy by Flynn Berry This is the story of two sisters from Northern Ireland, Tessa sees her sister Marian on the news accused of being a part of the IRA. Of course she’s not in the IRA Tessa thinks. But learns that Marian has actually been a part of the group for years. And Tessa must get herself mixed up in the group in order to get her sister out. Fascinating look at the IRA in northern Ireland the fear that residents in Belfast must live with every day.
Juvie by Steve Watkins OK, I loved this one. It’s the story of a 16 year old girl named Sadie. Between her and her older sister Carla Sadie is the responsible one, the one who has a plan to go to college and envisions herself going places. Then one night Carla talks her into going to a party, and Sadie and Carla meet two guys and get mixed up in a drug deal. Carla already has two strikes and a young child, if she goes to jail she’s going for a long time. Sadie agrees to take the fall for Carla and goes to juvenile detention to serve six months for drug dealing. A fascinating look at the inside of juvie and the inmates that Sadie meets inside. Very good book.
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Suntanto This was an absurd comedy. Meddie is Chinese and has 4 aunts who are thick as thieves. When Meddie thinks she murdered a date that went bad the aunts leap into action to cover it up. The aunts also run a wedding business, and by a crazy mix up the cooler that contains the body ends up going to the wedding venue on an island off the coast of Los Angeles. They have to figure out how to keep the body hidden while they are also trying to perform their job duties at the wedding.
added on 12.29.21