Her pick: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
This novel about good girl Allyson's impulsive decision to spend a day in Paris with a cute actor she's just met makes me wistful for the college summer I spent backpacking through Europe. But then I remember how my shoulders felt lugging that pack around…and I surrender to the voyeuristic pleasure of Allyson's story about how travel can transform us.
Samantha Miller, Features Editor
Her pick: Divergent by Veronica Roth
I loved the Hunger Games series, so I'm reading Veronica Roth's books about teens in post-apocalyptic Chicago. It's a cool concept and there's lots of action. Plus there's going to be a movie starring Shailene Woodley – and Theo James (the hot Turkish guy who slept with Lady Mary on Downton Abbey) was just cast as her love interest!
Her pick: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Several people in our house (grownup me, teenage daughter) have been reading The Fault in Our Stars. It's YA but very adult/crossover, what with the wisecracking teen characters, Hazel and Augustus, who fall in love, and the fact that they both have cancer. I'd hate to give anything away, but this book is hard to put down and the title does, after all, have that Shakespearean echo.
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