This week's pick is...
Paper Covers Rock
Coming June 14 2011 - Preorder it below
At the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn, who was also at the river, begin weaving their web of lies. Plagued by guilt, Alex takes refuge in the library, telling his tale in a journal he hides behind Moby-Dick. Caught in the web with Alex and Glenn is their English teacher, Miss Dovecott, fresh out of Princeton, who suspects there's more to what happened at the river when she perceives guilt in Alex's writing for class. She also sees poetic talent in Alex, which she encourages. As Alex responds to her attention, he discovers his true voice, one that goes against the boarding school bravado that Glenn embraces. When Glenn becomes convinced that Miss Dovecott is out to get them, Alex must choose between them.
There is more than one Hubbard in the world of YA, and I have found each to be fantastic. So I hope I'm not holding Jenny to an unfair height when I say I expect a lot. I love books told from a guy's point of view, and I especially love when a woman is able to capture a male's voice so well. I definitely have high hopes for this novel, and I don't think Jenny will disappoint.