I know, I know. I've been slacking on the book reviews (like anyone's reading them anyway, I'm pretty much the only person who visits my blog).
I was looking to see if there was a legitimate writer's contest I could enter, and I found one hosted by Delacorte Publishing. I wanted to do some research about the type of books they were looking for, and I checked one out from the local library called 'Skin Deep'. Here's the cover:
"If all the world's a stage, Andrea Anderson is sitting in the audience. High school has its predictable heroes, heroines, villains, and plotlines, and Andrea has no problem guessing how each drama will turn out. She is, after all, a professional spectator. In the social hierarchy she is a Nothing, and at home her mother runs the show. All Andrea has to do is show up every day and life basically plays out as scripted. Then one day Andrea accepts a job. Honora Menapace-a reclusive neighbor-is sick. As in every other aspect of her life, Andrea's role is clear: Honora's garden must be taken care of and her pottery finished, and someone needs to feed her dog, Zena. But what starts out as a simple job yanks Andrea's back-row seat out from under her. Life is no longer predictable, and nothing is what it seems." -Courtesy of Random House Publishing.
This book is, in one word, amazing. It's one of those cold day, curl up on the couch with a good book and hot cocoa next to the fire and cry your eyes out kind of book.
Well, Mom's making me get off of the computer now. Ciao!