Friday, December 28, 2012

Weekend Book Give-Away: The Shadow Society

I love books that take place somewhere I have lived.  So this week's book ... The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski, that takes place in Chicago is especially intriguing to me.

Darcy Jones doesn't remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere - but she couldn't have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn't happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population. Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn't thought possible. But Conn's interest in her is confusing. It doesn't line up with the way he first looked at her. As if she were his enemy. When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can't rely on anything - not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades' latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever...

For a chance to win this book, tell me about a time you didn't feel you belonged, and how you coped

Winner will be selected with Random Number Generator on Thursday January 10, 2013. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

4 comments:

keenatoad said...

I felt like I didn't belong when I spent the night at my uncle's house, I hardly ever see him. I coped by reading, watching TV and listening to conversation that I contributed to when I could.
~Kenna

Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

I have family from all over the world, and sometimes its hard to say that I belong one place, in one community. As a child and teen, I had a hard time coming to terms that I am a product of my own community rather than someone stretched thin across multiple continents. But now, I've accepted that my own identity can consist of both a local perspective and a much larger worldview!

Katie Shieff said...

I didn't feel like I belonged when I participated in a high school play. Everybody was highschoolers except for me and two other teens my age. I coped by hanging with the two other teens and just having fun! ;)

Dawn said...

This week's winner is Cordelia. Please email me at teens@sno-isle.org, so I can send the book to your teen librarian for you to pick up!