In My Mailbox:
An Indian-American teen coming to terms with her family heritage in the weeks following 9/11
Why I'm excited:
About 25 pages in, I already decided that I needed to buy a copy for my daughter's English teacher, her school library, etc. Not only is this story beautifully written, it is important. It's also a 2009 Debutante book!
Bought (I showed some restraint this week):
From the inside jacket: "After a lifetime of following the rules, Cecily Powell surprises everyone by arriving for her freshman year of college...and turning around."
Why I'm Excited:
I'll admit that I mostly bought this book for shallow reasons: I couldn't resist the cover! Bunny slippers! Pink shag carpeting. I'm in! (The story sounds good too.)