Sunday, April 12, 2015

What is Moriah McStay reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Moriah McStay, author of Everything That Makes You.

Her entry begins:
As a 2015 YA debut, most of the books I’ve read recently have yet to come out. (Some of my favorites have been The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, so keep an eye out for those.)

However, I just enjoyed a leisurely week at the beach, during which I devoured The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Like most of Mitchell’s books, it’s hard to pinpoint what The Bone Clocks is about. It begins in England in 1984, as fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes runs away from home to live with her much older boyfriend. The first section is told from Holly’s point of view. We see her on and off through the rest of the book, in chapters told through other characters. The final section is once again hers...[read on]
About Everything That Makes You, from the publisher:
Ever wonder "What if?" Everything That Makes You is a romantic, epic story about one girl—and her two possible lives after an accident changes her fate.

Fiona Doyle's face was horribly scarred as a child. She writes about her frustrations and dreams in notebooks, penning song lyrics. But she'd never be brave enough to sing those songs in public. Fi Doyle never had an accident. She's the best lacrosse player in the state and can't be distracted by her friend who wants to be more than that. But then her luck on the field goes south.

Alternating chapters between Fiona and Fi tell two stories about the same girl—hopes and dreams and crushes, fears and failures and loss. This beautifully written realistic contemporary novel with a twist is perfect for fans of If I Stay by Gayle Forman and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
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