Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sweet

Sweet was a fun one!

Laurel is excited when her best friend's father pays for them to travel on a cruise where a new miracle weight loss drug, Solu, is being debuted. What could be better than traveling with the rich and famous, while dropping a few pounds? Too seasick to take it herself, Laurel notices that Solu works. But then it seems like it's working a little too well, and everyone on board might be in danger.

I love a good zombie novel and reading People magazine is a guilty pleasure, so this was a perfect fit. It's upbeat and frothy, even when the froth is coming from the blood of Solu addicts. This would be a great book for fans of Libba Bray's Beauty Queens - satire, violence, humor, and pop culture all rolled into one.

It's too mature for my fifth graders, but I know many former students who will love Sweet.

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