Another book I have heard many good things about. A challenging but rewarding book about love against the odds in difficult times, I am excited to read this book having managed to borrow a copy.
There are three covers that I know about, too – and they are all very clever and eyecatching. I think this one is my favourite one though – the colours and text are so striking, they really draw you in.
It’s 1959. The battle for civil rights is raging. And it’s Sarah Dunbar’s first day of school, as one of the first black students at the previously all-white Jefferson High.
No one wants Sarah there. Not the Governor. Not the teachers. And certainly not the students – especially Linda Hairston, daughter of the town’s most ardent segregationist.
Sarah and Linda have every reason to despise each other. But as a school project forces them to spend time together, the less their differences seem to matter. And Sarah and Linda start to feel something they’ve never felt before. Something they’re both determined ignore.
Because it’s one thing to be frightened by the world around you – and another thing altogether when you’re terrified of what you feel inside.
What books are you lusting after this week?