Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Finds (04/23/10)

Friday Finds at the Store is a weekly feature here at My Tea Time is Book Time. It is totally easy and I encourage you let me know what you find. Basically just post the books you found at the bookstore or library. Now others can see the great finds you had and maybe they will pick it up on their next bookstore/library run. HAPPY readings!!!

Messenger (The Giver, #3)From the back cover of Messenger by Lois Lowry

For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Once, Village was a place that welcomed newcomers and offered hope and homes to people fleeing poverty and cruelty. But something sinister has seeped into Village, and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. All along, Matty has been invaluable as a messenger between Village and other communities. He hopes someday to earn the name of Messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous Forest to spread the message of Village's closing and convince Kira, Seer's daughter, to return with him. Matty's only weapon against his increasingly dangerous surroundings is a secret power he unexpectedly discovers within himself. He wants to heal the people who have nourished his body and spirit and is willing to offer the greatest gift and pay the ultimate price.

BurnedFrom the back cover of Burned by Ellen Hopkins

Raised in a religious---yet abusive---family, Pattyn Von Stratten starts asking questions---about God, a woman's role, sex, love. She experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of control. Pattyn is sent to live with an aunt in the wilds of Nevada to find salvation and redemption. What she finds instead is love and acceptance---until she realizes that her old demons will not let her go.

What did you find???

(These books were bought from a store called FullyBooked).

***Now go and grab your fave cup of tea or because it's Maureen Johnson's month, grab her fave: iced tea...or anything with ginger...or mint (or whatever beverage you prefer) and HAPPY readings***


  1. Burned was the first Ellen Hopkins book I read. I loved it and have passed it on to many students. I hope you like it as much as I did!

  2. I still haven't read Burned but it looks excellent. And I love The Giver. Great picks!

  3. Burned will be my first as well. Hopefully I can get to it soon.
    And I lurved The Giver, too. Now I need to finish the series ; )