Feb 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Keep Sweet

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Keep Sweet by Michele Dominguez Greene is set to be released on March 9, 2010.

Alva Jane has never questioned her parents, never questioned her faith, never questioned her future. She is content with the strict rules that define her life in Pineridge, the walled community where she lives with her father, his seven wives, and her twenty-eight siblings. This is the only world Alva has ever known, and she has never thought to challenge it.

But everything changes when Alva is caught giving her long-time crush an innocent first kiss. Beaten, scorned, and now facing a forced marriage to a violent, fifty-year old man, Alva suddenly realizes how much she has to lose--and how impossible it will be to escape.

From Goodreads

I have read multiple books, both fiction and non-fiction, surrounding the idea of polygamist marriages. I find them most intriguing when they are written from the viewpoints of teens because it tends to give a sense of self-definition. My curiosity is peaked by these characters, be they real or imaginative, as they react and interact with their surroundings. This book in particular has my attention because it reminds me of Burned by Ellen Hopkins. I am hoping that it will live up to its relation.

1 comment:

April said...

Yeah, I'm pretty addicted to reading about polygamy too. When that Zion ranch in Texas was busted, I went on this massive research spree. IDK that stuff is just interesting.

Thanks for choosing this book I am adding it to my TBR now.