This week I've chosen ‘So Shelly’ by Ty Roth. I must admit the main reason I was initially attracted to this book is the cover. Look at it! So pretty and I already feel like I know the tone of the book without even cracking the spine. I love it when a cover can tell you so much about the story. It reminds me a little bit of the covers for Fallen and Torment and that can only be a good thing.
I am a big poetry fan as well so the character names made me happy - I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this one and see if it lives up to my expectations. Fingers crossed!
Publication date: February 8th 2011
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Summary (from Goodreads): Until now, high school junior, John Keats, has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron. That is, until their mutual friend, Shelly, drowns in a sailing accident.
After stealing Shelly's ashes from her wake at Trinity Catholic High School, the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned. It would be one last "so Shelly" romantic quest. At least that's what they think.
As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey, Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end.
So what about you guys? What are your picks for this week?