July 14, 2012

Spotlight on...Shine

Good Saturday morning readers! I hope all is well in your worlds.

Spotlight on... is a celebration of books that are no longer new to the bookshelves but deserve a continued interest in reading them because they are worth it. A book will be featured each Saturday, so check back to see what will be next.

beautiful cover
For my first Saturday pick, I'm going with one of favorite tween/YA authors, Lauren Myracle. All of her books should be on your reading lists, but for this week I am going to feature Shine

With bullying being such a topical discussion on an almost daily basis, Myracle shows readers what can happen when it goes unchecked. This realistic-fiction novel reminds readers of three things:  (1) it is important to fight for your friends and for yourself; (2) there is no wrong decision when doing the right thing; (3) intolerance will destroy a community.

This novel is gritty, it is gripping, it is worth another moment in the spotlight. 

Have you read and/or reviewed Shine? If so, leave a link in the comments section. You can read my review of the novel here.

What novel do you think deserves another moment in the spotlight?


  1. This book sounds really interesting!! I will have to check it out :)

  2. I hope you enjoy it!

    Happy reading!!!



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