I want to begin with NaNoWriMo. I’ve wanted to do this for a couple of years now. Last year I was busy with Deathday and didn’t have time, but this year I’m just diving in and doing it. I’ve been having the book two blues and think NaNoWriMo will be a good way to just forget everything and do it. It’ll be interesting seeing as I’m not going to use any of my normal writing time for it. My mornings will still be devoted to working on my followup to Deathday, whatever that may be. No, for NaNoWriMo I’m going to work on a middle grade novel I’ve been dreaming of for almost a year. It’s only recently that I’ve come up with an idea to bridge some of the plot holes.
Anyway, if you want to follow my progress there, I’m shauniedarko.
My review of LIAR. I’m going to keep this spoiler free, which means it might be a bit thin, but worth it. LIAR was the kind of book that made me proud to be a writer, and also made me feel like a hack. Really, I thought it was that good.
Okay, so it’s the story of a pathological liar named Micah and the death of a boy in her class that she may or may not have been secretly dating. That’s all I’m telling you about the plot.
I loved this book because it made me examine every word. The major twist in the book was more than a shock and while some people found it annoying, I thought it was s stroke of brilliance. On top of that, Justine Larbalestier’s writing and structure are top-notch. The best books, in my opinion, are the ones I can lose myself in, and I devoured this one in an afternoon.
I wish I could go into greater depth but I think part of the value of this book is discovering it for yourself. That said, I recommend this book as one of the best I’ve read this year. Go buy it!