Wednesday, September 28, 2011

all these things i've done by gabrielle zevin

The year? 2083. The illegal substance? Chocolate. Yes, chocolate. Anya Balanchine is the sixteen-year-old daughter of a dead Russian mafia crime boss slash chocolate overlord. She's running the show at home, taking care of her slow older brother Leo, her super genius younger sister Natty, and her slowly dying elderly grandmother Nana, and in general trying to create a sense of normalcy and control in the aftermath of her parents' double murder at the hands of rival gangs. When Anya meets Win, son of an up-and-coming wealthy politician, the plot thickens. ATTID will appeal to fans of Kathy Reich's Virals and readers who like a bit of romance in their fast-paced-adventure-romance-futuristic fiction. Check out the extras on Ms. Zevin's fanpage. Grade 8+