Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Without the big sisters, where would the little sisters be? Nowhere."

Lauren Myracle never disappoints and her new book, Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks, is no exception. Myracle shares the story of Carly and Anna, sisters who are only a year apart in age. When Carly goes away to work for the summer, she returns to find that Anna has grown breasts and is "hot." Always the protective big sister, Carly struggles with the changes Anna is experiencing in her first year of high school. Their relationship is further complicated by their father, who can harm his daughters with what he thinks are little jokes, but are truly jabs at their expense. In a story of what it really means to be sisters, Carly discovers that she doesn't always have to make the rules. And, they both find out that if all else fails, they can "just paddle harder!" I was first attracted to this title by its cover and I'm not alone. In fact, I had it on my circulation desk today and at least 10 different kids tried to take it. I promised I'd finish tonight so they could have it! If you, too, judge a book by its cover, check out this great site that provides insight into children's and YA cover art. This book will be available on May 14, 2009.

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