Sixteen-year-old Margaret Shanley, currently known as Meg, is getting tired of having to move from place to place because her thirty-year-old sister Lucie can’t manage to stay in one place long enough for Meg to call it home. Meg does understand that they do not have much money, but she still wishes for more stability in her hectic life. The latest move, to Hollywood, seems to be just as trying as the others, and so Meg writes to Jennifer Aniston for advice, as she’s done for years. Never mind that Jen hasn’t written in a while; Meg just needs to feel she has a friend in the world, especially after a strange man appears at Meg and Lucie’s home. That’s when Meg finally discovers the truth that Lucie is actually her mother, and not her older sister as Meg had always thought, and that Meg has a family and a father in New York. And so she goes to the Big Apple, in search of love, acceptance, and her elusive father. And what Meg learns from her trip will change her forever.
June: 33. Hereafter (Kate Brian) 32. Loud Awake and Lost (Adele Griffin) 31. Shadowlands (Kate Brian) 30. Poison (Bridget Zinn) 29. All Our Yesterdays (Cristin Terrill) 28. All the Truth that's in Me (Julie Berry) 27. Palace of Spies (Sarah Zettel) 26. Frozen (Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston) 25. Born of Illusion (Teri Brown) 24. Fire with Fire (Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian) 23. Emerald Green (Kerstin Gier)
May: 22. Famous Last Words (Jennifer Salvato Doktorski) 21. Burn for Burn (Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian) 20. Perry's Killer Playlist (Joe Schreiber) 19. This Song Will Save Your Life (Leila Sales)
THE BOOK MUNCHER is the reviewing alias of a prolific reader. She is guilty of several overflowing bookshelves in several states. Her literary diet is mostly dedicated to the young adult fiction genre but has been known to occasionally stray into middle grade or adult categories. She is a firm believer that reading and literacy are as essential to modern life as physical sustenance, that fiction is often truer than nonfiction, and that stories and words have the power to change the world.