It has been said that playing favorites isn't nice, but sometimes it's impossible not to! Join me at The Hiding Spot as I share a favorite author... and the author shares a few favorite things too.
Genre: Contemporary YA
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June
Robin Benway's novels are about regular girls that find themselves in completely irregular, and sometimes extraordinary, situations. Sometimes even with cute boys.
Novel: The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June.
I love both of Benway's novels, but I think her second might come out ahead, but only slightly and for three specific reasons. 1. The novel is about 3 sisters. I have two sisters and it was unbelievably easy to imagine myself and my sisters as April, May, and June. 2. I was lucky enough to hear Benway read an excerpt from each sister aloud, which made the characters incredibly real. Now, every time I read the novel, it's like I actually hear them speaking. 3. I love the idea of one's personality or self-image manifesting into a power. It makes me wonder what my power would be...
It's understandable that I would identify with April. She's the eldest sister, focused on school, and contantly worried about her younger siblings.
Quote: "It's funny how bed and pillows and covers can change a conversation. Words turn quiet and you mean more and say less. It's like you can build your own little world, Population: 2." -- from Audrey, Wait!
I tried to pick a favorite line from Benway's second book, but there were too many that I loved and I couldn't pick just one or a couple of lines, I wanted to share the entire passage. Instead, I picked this line from AUDREY, WAIT! because it's completely true and completely romantic.
THE FAVORITE FAVORS
BOOK: "Franny & Zooey" by JD Salinger
WORD: It's a toss-up between "onomatopoeia" and "dodecahedron".
They're both so fun to say!
BAND: Right now it's Delorean.
...but it changes all the time. If you asked me tomorrow, I'd probably have a different answer.
MOVIE: The Royal Tenenbaums.
"I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum."
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