Welcome to a new periodic feature on my blog ... Author Spotlight. In this feature, I'll showcase and review multiple works by a YA author.
Today's featured author is Lara Zielin, author of:
The Waiting Sky
To be published by Putnam Juvenile on August 7, 2012
The Implosion of Aggie Winchester
Published by Putnam Juvenile on August 4, 2011
Source: ARC traded with another blogger
Published by Putnam Juvenile on August 6, 2009
I didn't read this one, but just FYI
He wanted me in private and ignored me in public.As a backdrop, she and her father compete in a fishing competition, which also serves as a metaphor for some of her problems.
We were going to use the fish to win the tournament, then set him free again.I really loved watching Aggie struggle to figure everything out. And I loved that Lara Zielin let Aggie mess everything up, then try to fix it again. I had no idea how things were going to end up.
In conclusion: Both of these books feature strong protagonists, use nature as a metaphor and explore mother-daughter relationships. I've discovered a talented new YA contemporary author!
Both of these will be up for grabs next week in the comment contest!