Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's haunted me

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week's Topic:
What was the best book you read in August?

The best book I read this month isn’t a YA but it’s rather brilliant.

It’s ‘End of the Night Girl’ by Amy T. Matthews.

Amy belongs to a writers group I attend. Here’s what the publisher Wakefield press says on its site:

Molly, a sassy Australian waitress, is haunted by the ghost of a murdered Polish Jew. The two young women's stories, each a compelling page-turner, combine teasingly in one as End of the Night Girl explores shadows cast by the Holocaust across decades, continents and cultures.

Wow, huh?

It sounds intense and I found it so, and amazing and emotional and thought provoking. It’s so wonderfully and skillfully told and it’s haunted me since.

I was lucky enough to attend the book launch (pic below) and am thrilled Amy has a real success story here in her first book.

What have you read that’s made you think this month?


  1. It does SOUND amazing! Will have to put it on my EVER growing TBR pile!

  2. I'm 3/4 way through (it's my reward book - so I have to work to get to read it). You are right - it is very thought provoking and brilliantly written.

    Love those photos of Amy.


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