November 2012 Read of the Month

Thanks to my state librarian conference I have found my November 2012 Read of the Month.  Croak by Gina Damico is a young adult novel.  The main character, sixteen-year-old Lex is a troubled teenager.  Her parents are fed up with her bad behavior and decide to send her to her Uncle Mort's farm for the summer.  Lex's parents believe she will be busy working on a farm all summer, boy are they wrong.

Uncle Mort is actually a Grim Reaper, and he quickly begins teaching Lex the craft.  The novel follows Lex and her adventures in the world of Croak. 

Pretty Cool Cover to This One
There is already a sequel to Croak, Scorch.  So if I enjoy the book, I can quickly add two new titles to the library at Carlson.  The book comes highly recommended and I like the premise of the novel.  I do not care how busy I am this month (which I really am not compared to October and September) or how badly I dislike this book, I will finish this read of the month and provide a full summary at the end of November.  Happy reading everyone!


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