I enjoyed this book WAY more than I did 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I was engrossed in this story, I appreciated the realism and the differences between the characters, and how those differences both enhanced and hurt their friendships. I enjoyed this book so much that I foisted it upon wickedsin when I saw her last week (I can't believe it's only been a week, it feels like MONTHS, I MISS LISA AND B), because I figured if any book was going to get her reading this year, it'd be one about lesbians. :)
Book 15/15 - Zoe Rising by Pam Conrad
This book was a sequel to a book I LOVED as a kid called Stonewords, A Ghost Story. I read Stonewords so many times, it incorporated ghosts and bizarre time travel and secret passages and mystery, and I found out when I read Zoe Rising that it had won the Poe award for juvenile mystery, the award most recently awarded to everyone's favorite John Green for Paper Towns! So yes, Stonewords, great book, I recommend it to EVERYONE. EVER.
I didn't even KNOW it had a sequel until I managed to stumble upon it on Paperback Swap. I figured I'd check it out, why not? After reading it, I can honestly say it's not as good as Stonewords, the story didn't grab me the same way. Where Stonewords seemed to make the supernatural seem, well, natural, it felt forced in this book. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it, either.
I made it to book 15 already! I am upping my goal to 30 books. I can do it!