It has been said that playing favorites isn’t nice, but sometimes it’s impossible not to! Join me weekly at The Hiding Spot as I share a favorite author… and the author shares a few favorite things of their own.
Genre: Contemporary YA
Cracked Up to Be (2008)
Mean girls and emotionally charged novels are Courtney Summers’ specialty. Filled with main characters you hate to love, brutal emotion, and dark themes, both of Summers’ novels are must reads for teens and adults.
Novel: Some Girls Are
It was hard to choose a favorite between Summers’ two amazing novels! Perhaps it’s simply because I read SGA more recently, but it came out slightly ahead.
Regina is absolutely, perfectly horrible. She’s the epitome of the mean girl in all of us… and the fact that some part of me identifies with her creates a bond that has me forgiving her transgressions and cheering her on. Well, cheering on the good decisions anyway.
Quote: “I elbow my way through the mass of people to get to my locker because there’s something immensely satisfying about the toughest part of my arm connecting with the softest part of everyone else.”
This quote, from page 3 of Cracked Up to Be, sets the tone for both of Summers’ novels.
THE FAVORITE FAVORS
Author: Robert Cormier.
Everything he writes is incredible and difficult in the best of ways.
Quote: “I have always believed in the principle that immediate survival is more important than long-term survival.” – Jack McClelland
I just love this quote and revisit it a lot.
Song: Toto’s Africa!
Do I even have to explain this one? I run away screaming from people who do not love this song.
I love any and all types of birds. I’ve had quite a few as pets growing up. They’re wonderful.
Just say it out loud! Have you said it yet? See what I mean? Typing it is also fun. That is why it is my most favourite word ever.
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