Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Favorites

As 2011 comes to a close, people everywhere reflect on their favorites of the year - books, movies, music, live concerts... lists can be found all over the internet.  Sometimes it can be hard to narrow it down, but for me there was one book that really stood out.

Rotters by Daniel Kraus turned out to be a very different book than I expected.  I'm not really sure what I expected - the subject matter seemed intriguing, but other than that I wasn't sure where it might go.  It's best described as a horror book - and there are some pretty gruesome scenes!  There is also a good dose of psychological horror.  Joey, the main character, is not only bullied and tormented by students and teachers at his new school, but also has to come to terms with his father's chosen line of work.  Once I started reading, I was sucked in and couldn't put it down - and I'm about to read it again!

Watch the book trailer for a hint about Rotters - I don't want to give too much away.

What were your favorites of 2011?

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray!