NetGalley is a place to request online ARCs (Advance Review Copies) to read and review. Popular for both book bloggers and book lovers alike, NetGalley offers a wide catalog of books to request. There’s a waiting period, but there’s also a ‘Read Now’ section for immediate reading. Click here to explore their site!
This month I acquired two NetGalley ARCs. They are as follows:
Haunted by her sister’s mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and intellectual poverty she encounters. Few adults can read and write.
Born in those hills, Cora knows the plague of illiteracy. So does Brother Wyatt, a singing schoolmaster who travels through the hills. Involving Lucy and Wyatt, Cora hatches a plan to open the schoolhouses to adults on moonlit nights. The best way to combat poverty, she believes, is to eliminate illiteracy. But will the people come?
When Hope Weaver moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, best friend Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever. The only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How can Jessica handle the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her parents’ obsessions, and a nonexistent love life?
Like a John Hughes for the twenty-first century, Megan McCafferty taps into the inherent humor and drama of the teen experience. This poignant, hilarious novel is sure to appeal to readers who are still going through it, as well as those who are grateful that they don’t have to go back and grow up all over again.
I’m definitely reading The Moonlight School this weekend. I love stories woven with journeys and love!
What books are you reading this weekend?