Saturday, April 07, 2018

Five top YA novels set in quirky small towns

At the BN Teen Blog Elodie tagged five "YA novels set in quirky small towns, from the eccentric to the creepy," including:
The Last Boy and Girl in the World, by Siobhan Vivian

The town of Aberdeen (population: 1,700) is slowly sinking underwater. They’ve been fighting a losing battle against relentless flooding, but now the mayor is telling residents it’s time to pack up, evacuate, and leave the doomed town behind. This leaves seventeen-year-old Keeley Hewitt and her friends with only a few days left to spend together before their lives are completely uprooted. So what do they do? Throw parties, wreak a little havoc, and take a few chances, of course. There’s something liberating about having nothing left to lose, which is a lesson Keeley learns in this funny, fast-paced read that’s ultimately about growing up and letting go.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Last Boy and Girl in the World.

--Marshal Zeringue