Tuesday, October 25, 2011

THE WEDNESDAYS by Julie Bourbeau

The greatest benefit of being a blogger is getting to read galleys of books.  It is a unique experience to preview what will be hitting bookshelves months later.  It is an honor to preview an upcoming novel through my blog and get people excited by their next possible read. 
I was blown away by THE WEDNESDAYS.  It is a YA novel with a science fiction twist.  What I love about THE WEDNESDAYS is that the storyline is original and intriguing.  THE WEDNESDAY is fast paced and the dialogue was both funny and well written.   It is an YA novel that finally can be read by a young adult that does not contain over the top adult themes.  It has a storyline that will keep the readers interested, without being vulgar or sexual.  You may be surprised to know that is often hard to find in this genre.  I strongly recommend THE WEDNESDAYS for both yourself and your young adult reader.  A great read that can be enjoyed as a family. 

The Wednesdays
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Something wicked is lurking on Mt. Tibidabo, something that only comes out on Wednesdays . . .

     Every Wednesday, strange things happen in Max's village. The townsfolk shutter their windows, lock their doors and hunker down to outwait this plague of peculiarities referred to simply as "the Wednesdays." But Max is too curious for that, and when he accidentally lets the Wednesdays inside, his furious parents cast him out for the rest of the day.

     Soon he meets the Wednesdays themselves; strange silver-eyed boy-creatures bent on spreading mischief and mayhem. Initially he thinks they're quite fun, but they can also be cruel and dangerous. With the assistance of an unlikely cast of characters including a popular girl with questionable motives, a slightly crazed parapsychologist, and the world's ugliest dog, Max must put an end to the curse of the Wednesdays . . . or become one himself.

     In this debut novel Julie Bourbeau strikes the perfect balance of creepiness and humor, with just a touch of old-fashioned charm. Readers of all ages-both boys and girls-will find themselves laughing out loud as they turn the pages.

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