Wednesday 20 October 2010

Guide to Verse Novels: Sonya Sones

Sonya Sones has written four verse novels for young adults:

Stop Pretending

From Goodreads: It happens just like that, in the blink of an eye. An older sister has a mental breakdown and has to be hospitalized. A younger sister is left behind to cope with a family torn apart by grief and friends who turn their backs on her. But worst of all is the loss of her big sister, her confidante, her best friend, who has gone someplace no one can reach.

In the tradition of The Bell Jar, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, and Lisa, Bright and Dark comes this haunting first book told in poems, and based on the true story of the author's life.

2000 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) and 2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers)

You can read my review here and read a preview here (HarperCollins Browse Inside)


One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies

From Goodreads: Fifteen-year-old Ruby Milliken leaves her best friend, her boyfriend, her aunt, and her mother's grave in Boston and reluctantly flies to Los Angeles to live with her father, a famous movie star who divorced her mother before Ruby was born.

You can read my review here and read a preview here (via Simon & Schuster Browse Inside)


What My Mother Doesn't Know
From Goodreads:
My name is Sophie.
This book is about me.
It tells
the heart-stoppingly riveting story
of my first love.
And also of my second.
And, okay, my third love too.
It's not that I'm boy crazy.
It's just that even though
I'm almost fifteen
it's like
my mind
and my body
and my heart
just don't seem to be able to agree
on anything.

You can read an excerpt on the Simon & Schuster Website here


What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
From Goodreads:
My name is Robin.
This book is about me.
It tells the story of what happens
when after almost 15 pathetic years of loserdom,
the girl of my dreams finally falls for me.
That seems like it would be
a good thing, right?
Only it turns out to be
a lot more complicated than that
Because I'm not gonna lie to you --
there are naked women involved.
Four of them, to be exact.
Though not in the way you might think.
Don't get me wrong -- my girlfriend's amazing.
But the way things have been going lately,
I'm starting to believe that the only thing worse
than not getting what you want,
is getting it..

You can read a preview here (via Simon & Schuster Browse Inside)


Three of her books have all recently had new cover designs with I think are fab! Check them out below:

Places you can find Sonya:

My Space

Check back later for a quick Q&A with Sonya:)

Reviews for What My Mother Doesn't Know and What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know will be posted tomorrow:)


Dazzling Mage said...

I LOVED One of Those Hideous Book Where The Mother Dies. It was the first time I read a verse novel, but still loved it.

Lisa Schroeder said...

Oh my gosh, I hadn't seen the new covers. How wonderful!! Her books will find a whole new set of readers - yay!!! Love her!

Tales of Whimsy said...

These sound great. I'm SO tottally craving verse now :)

Lauren said...

I'm *loving* those new Sonya Sones covers. They look a little edgier than the old ones.

Unknown said...

I am totally intrigued by What My Girlfriend Doesn't know. That sounds erm... educational?!


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