Friday, May 06, 2016

What is Siobhan Vivian reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Siobhan Vivian, author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World.

Her entry begins:
Between You & Me by Mary Norris

Oh gosh, how I adore this book. And though this is primarily a book about grammar, it is anything but dry. I fell in love with Mary’s voice from the very first page, as she traces her path as a girl in Cleveland, OH to the offices of The New Yorker, where she has worked as a copyeditor for over 30 years. She is laugh out loud funny, not to mention...[read on]
About The Last Boy and Girl in the World, from the publisher:
From the critically acclaimed author of The List comes a stunning new novel about a girl who must say goodbye to everything she knows after a storm wreaks havoc on her hometown.

What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to pack up and leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together?

While the adults plan for the future, box up their possessions, and find new places to live, Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang. There are parties in abandoned houses. Canoe races down Main Street. The goal is to make the most of every minute they still have together.

And for Keeley, that means taking one last shot at the boy she’s loved forever.

There’s a weird sort of bravery that comes from knowing there’s nothing left to lose. You might do things you normally wouldn’t. Or say things you shouldn’t. The reward almost always outweighs the risk.


It’s the end of Aberdeen, but the beginning of Keeley’s first love story. It just might not turn out the way she thought. Because it’s not always clear what’s worth fighting for and what you should let become a memory.
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The Page 69 Test: The Last Boy and Girl in the World.

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--Marshal Zeringue