It’s difficult to find books that teen or tween boys will enjoy. I have a suggestion:
Trash by Andy Mulligan
Find it here on Amazon
The storyline is a mystery, fast paced and interesting. It takes place in a fictitious setting, but many feel it is the Smokey Mountains of Manila where people are so poor, they pick through trash for items to sell, eat or use.
I really enjoyed this story. It does have a few intense spots, so may be best for kids over 13 or 14. That is my “mom” rating ha ha.
You can read the full description and reviews by clicking to judge for yourself.
The Lexile Measurement for Trash is: 850L
A great book for a report on cultures, geography, world studies, or just summer reading.
I’m sure all of you have heard of Shirley Jackson. She wrote the book The Haunting of Hill House.
If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to do so. There are no monsters or gore, just freaky goodness.
Speaking if freaky, Shirley Jackson also wrote We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I recently listened to this in audiobook form using the Hoopla app. Oh my goodness such great writing. Such amazing writing of messed up characters.
Link to that book on Amazon
Give it it a try.
One link that you may want to bookmark on your computer or phone is the ~
Kindle eBook Movers and Shakers List
When a book is a hit and moves up the ranks quickly, it will appear on this list. Sometimes this happens because there was a big price drop. So it’s a good list with some LOW prices and great ebooks!
Enjoy and happy reading!
This post is a follow up to another popular one on this blog How to Get Advance Reading Copies of books?
Authors want reviews from established book blogs and reviewers. Build a great blog or Amazon profile (with LOTS of thorough reviews before requesting!)
Here are a few more ways to get ARCs:
1. Amazon has a ‘coming soon’ listing. You can politely request an ARC from these authors or publishers. See them all here:
2. Search Twitter for the phrase “ARC giveaway” from an author or publisher.
3. How about free brand new books – not advance, not before a release date…
Try the Cloud Library or the Hoopla app. I’ve been able to check out soooo many great ebooks! The app is a free download to iPhones or follow the instructions to add the app to your Kindle Fire
4. Not quite free but, how about Kindle Unlimited?
Here’s link to all the Kindle Unlimited titles – http://amzn.to/29iakRb
Over 1 million ebooks!! Bookmark that link!!
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