Saturday, August 22, 2009

In My Mailbox (13)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren.
Just one book, but it's a good one!

This raw, moving novel follows two teenagers-one, a Mohawk-wearing 17-year-old violent misfit; the other, a gay 13-year-old cast out by his family, hustling on the streets and trying to survive. Acclaimed author Davida Wills Hurwin creates a riveting narrative told in alternating perspectives of their lives before and after the violent hate crime that changed both their futures. This tragic but ultimately inspirational journey of two polarized teens, their violent first meeting, and their peaceful reunion years later is an unforgettable story of survival and forgiveness.

This story is inspired by the real lives of Matthew Boger and Timothy Zaal, who have shared their story on The Oprah Winfrey Show and NPR.

I haven't heard much about this novel, but it sounds really raw. I didn't know that it was inspired by a true story, so Freaks and Revelations should definitely be interesting. I'm looking forward to it.

And that's it! Looks like I'll be working on whittling down the stacks of books that are leaning precariously on top of my bookshelf. So, what do you think?

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