Sunday, October 18, 2009

In My Mailbox (20)

IMM by The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie.


Viola In Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani
Shipped off to boarding school in South Bend, Indiana, city girl and aspiring filmmaker Viola Chesterton feels out of place with her three new roommates. Missing her life back home, Viola is tempted to hide behind her video camera all year. But first impressions are often wrong, and soon Viola realizes she’s in for the most incredible year of her life—if only she can put the camera down and let the world in.
I've heard some mixed reviews for this one, but since it sounds like a book I would like, I'm interested in it!

Positively by Courtney Sheinmel

Emerson Price cannot remember a time when life was ordinary. She was four-years-old when she and her mom were diagnosed as HIV-positive – infected with the virus that causes AIDS, and eight when her parents divorced. Now she is thirteen and her mother is dead. Emmy moves in with her father and stepmother, but she feels completely alone. Even though everyone has always accepted her, no one – not her father, or stepmother, or even her best friend – understands what it’s like to have to take medicine every single day, to be so afraid of getting sick, and to miss her mom more than she ever thought she would.

When Emmy’s dad and stepmother send her to Camp Positive, a camp for HIV-positive girls, Emmy is certain she is going to hate it. But soon she realizes that she is not so alone after all – and that sometimes letting other people in can make all the difference in the world.
Such an interesting and tough topic, one I've never read about at all.

Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen
Sara Black is tiptoeing across a fraying tightrope.

As the new eleventh grader at Anton High–the most elite public school in the country–she sticks out like an old VW bus in a parking lot full of shiny BMWs. But being the new kid also brings a certain advantageous anonymity.

In Anton High’s world of privilege, intelligence, and wealth, Sara can escape her family’s tarnished past and become whomever she wants.

And what’s the harm in telling a few little black lies when it can lead to popularity? That is, until another it girl at Anton becomes jealous of Sara’s social climbing.

With her balance evaporating, one small push could bring Sara crashing down.
Received from the publisher. :) I love private school books!
So yeah, not a huge week in books for me. I'm excited for the three I did get this week though. And I'm hoping to buy some books tomorrow too... :D But those will be on next week's IMM.
What did you all get this week?
- Alex


  1. I love private school books too. Or boarding schools! They always intrigue me. You got some great books. Happy reading!

  2. Great books! I want to read them all. Enjoy! :)

  3. Little Black Lies looks really good. Enjoy!!!

  4. Positively looks really good. Courtney Sheinmel is a great writer, too, so I'm guessing that the book is going to be super-good! Viola in Reel Life was very cute and fun, and it's a fast read, so I'm sure it'll be quick and light for you. Enjoy! :D

  5. Oooh, I'm adding these to my TBR pile ;) They all sound good to me! And I LOVE the covers!

    p.s. Glad you moved to blogger! I'm lovin it so far :D

  6. Little Black Lies looks awesome!! So jealous!! Cant wait to hear what you think of it!! Happy reading! :)


  7. Great covers ! And I wanted to inform you that a little something awaited you here... Enjoy ! :)


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