Saturday, March 13, 2010

In My Mailbox (11)

Thanks to Kristi from The Story Siren for hosting In My Mailbox every week!

Since the library is both closer and a little cheaper then buying all the books that I read, here's what I managed to snag from it this week:

"Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live."

"The Cyborg Wars are over and Earth has peacefully prospered for more than one hundred years. Yet sometimes history must repeat itself until humanity learns from its mistakes. In the year 2170, despite technological and political advances, cyborgs and clones are treated no better than slaves, and an underground abolitionist movement is fighting for freedom. Thirteen-year-old Leanna's entire life is thrown into chaos when The World Federation of Nations discovers her mom is part of the radical Liberty Bell Movement.

After her mother's arrest for treason, Leanna must escape as she is chased by a ruthless bounty hunter. Soon Leanna finds herself living among the Firsts, and nothing will ever be the same again. But what does The World Federation want with the daughter of a traitor? So much is uncertain. Danger hides everywhere. Fear takes over. With help from unlikely sources, Leanna learns the origin of The Liberty Bell Movement and how its members may have answers about her past-and her new reality.

As family secrets are revealed, Leanna must face startling truths about self-identity and freedom. Through time travel, advanced technologies, and artificial intelligence, this exhilarating adventure asks what it means to be human and explores the sacrifices an entire society will make to find out."


  1. Great books, I hadn't heard of The Clone Codes before but it sounds really cool. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Ooh The Clone Codes, love it! Sounds like Aeon Flux for teens!

  3. I have heard that The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is wonderful. Enjoy!

  4. I love the covers of these two books. And I hope you enjoy them!

  5. I absolutely loved The True Confessions of a Part-Time Indian. It was totally LOL funny and it had an amazing message. Hope you enjoy it too.

  6. Clone codes actually looks a bit interesting. Enjoy your books. Here'smine