Tuesday, July 12, 2005


This evening I finished Stained by Jennifer Richard Jacobson. Published in 2005, this 200 page story shifts back and forth from the main character's childhood and the setting of the novel, New Hampshire in 1975. The narrator has a boyfriend who isn't sure about whether their relationship is a good thing or not. She also has an old friend, her neighbor Gabe who has disappeared and the whole community comes out to look for him.

This book just came in last week so I haven't talked to anyone else who has read it but it was interesting and fast. I think anyone who likes realistic fiction, especially where there is a lot of conflict for the teens in the story, will like this book.