Monday, April 09, 2012

Into the Past Book Picks by Sarah Tregay (Love & Leftovers Blog Tour)

Today we have Sarah Tregay here for a guest post! This post is part of The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay. You can find out more about the tour here. Make sure to visit all the other stops of the blog tour if you'd like to know more about Love & Leftovers!

This is a guest post on what books Sarah Tregay's past self would recommend at ages 5, 11, 16 and 20.
At five, I would have recommended two books: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (1961) and The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pile (1883). These were my favorite bedtime stories. They had all the elements: action, adventure, and moments where I was scared out of my wits.

At eleven, I was a few years into my pioneer life, which I shared with my close friend, author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. I would have recommended any of the Little House series, but would have warned you away from the television series by the same name, which I did NOT watch because it strayed from the books.

I don’t recall exactly what books were on my nightstand at sixteen, but Cynthia Voigt kept me reading as a teen with her Tillerman books: Homecoming; Dicey’s Song; A Solitary Blue; The Runner; Come a Stranger; Sons from Afar; and Seventeen Against the Dealer.

At twenty, I took a class in college on Toni Morrison. At that time she had published The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved, and Jazz.

About seven years ago, I heard Sonya Sones read from What My Mother Doesn’t Know at a writing conference and fell in love with verse novels, and I’m certain I would have loved them at any age.

Thanks for the great guest post, Sarah!

Make sure to check out all the other stops of the blog tour, and keep your eye out for Love & Leftovers, which has already been released.

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
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When her parents split, Marcie is dragged from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She leaves behind her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her emo-rocker boyfriend, and her father. By the time Labor Day rolls around, Marcie suspects this "vacation" has become permanent. She starts at a new school where a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up. But understanding love, especially when you've watched your parents' affections end, is elusive. What does it feel like, really? can you even know it until you've lost it?


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