(PB/November 2009/Zest Books)
Anyone ever tell you they're gonna make you an offer you can't refuse? Or that they're mad as hell and not going to take this anymore? Wouldn't it be nice to know where those expressions came from? Classic movies have influenced everything: your favorite TV shows, jokes, and even song lyrics. But if you don't know what comes from where, you are in the pop culture dark. Reel Culture is the quintessential cinematic cheat sheet.
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The Summer of Moonlight Secrets by Danette Haworth
(ARC/Releases June 2010/Walker & Company)
At The Meriwether, Florida's famous antebellum hotel off of Hope Springs, nothing is quite as it seems. Secret staircases give way to servants' quarters and Prohibition-era speakeasies make for the perfect hide-and-seek spot. Allie Jo Jackson knows every nook and cranny of The Meriwether - she's lived there her whole life - and nothing surprises her, until the first time she spots the enigmatic and beautiful Tara emerging from the springs. Tara's shimmery skin, long flowing hair, and strange penchant for late moonlight swims disguise a mysterious secret - and once Allie Jo and her friend Chase discover Tara's secret, nothing will ever be the same.
Sounds wonderful! I received this from the author/publisher to review for Teens Read Too. I also received a handful of bookmarks for Danette Haworth's previous book, Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning. Thanks!
Falling For Romeo by Jennifer Laurens
(PB/October 2007/Grove Creek Publishing)
John can have any girl he wants. Jennifer's never been kissed. Everybody thinks he's perfect. She's got issues with pride and jealousy. They were best friends - once. Now, they're playing Romeo and Juliet. Virgin lips Jennifer must have her first kiss on stage with John, the guy every girl in school wants. The pressure and tension build along with every staged kiss. Both are shocked when feelings bloom. Can either tell which kisses are real and which are for show?
I received this for review from Around The World Tours. It looks wonderful. Thanks!
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