Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Shine by Lauren Myracle

Shine by Lauren Myracle

Out: May 1, 2011


When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.

Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author.

Why I Want This:

In case it's not obvious by the summary, the victim of the hate crime was gay. Of course, this is Let's Get Beyond maybe I didn't have to tell you that. At any rate, now you know! I think this sounds like an intense read but it's a powerful and important topic. I'm really glad there are YA books that deal with it and I commend Lauren Myracle on taking a shot and trying to tacke the subject. I've even read a few good reviews of this book already, so that makes me even more excited.
What are you waiting on this week? Any LGBT books?


Chelsea @ A Very Bookish Girl said...

I have this book to read for review. It sounds absolutely amazing and I am in love with anything Lauren Myracle. Good WoW!

Kat said...

I've read a great LGBT YA book by Lauren Myracle-- Kissing Kate. Awesome pick, and thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier. New follower here! ;)

Mrs. DeRaps said...

This one's coming to me in the mail right now. I cannot wait to read it, gorgeous cover and all!

BLHmistress said...

This book sounds like really intense book and something I normally wouldn't pick for myself but reading the premise I do want to read this .We do need to have tolerance for everyone.


Bidisha said...

I think this book sounds very unique and important, especially in the spurt of hate crimes against homosexuals. I'm waiting for this!