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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Want to read: All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Yes, I found plenty of books I want to read, and started some on my Nook, like the thriller The Sixes by Cosmopolitan editor Kate White, but of course I always have more on my to read list (which I actually just made into a formal list so I don't forget). One of them is the excellent-sounding YA novel All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin (click through to watch a trailer on Amazon where she takes you to Jacques Torres). I mean, no chocolate and no coffee!!!??? The horror!

Here's the premise:

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.


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