Basically, I pick a book I'm excited about that's coming out sometime soon.
This week's pick is a book about kids that like punk rock. So even if one of the characters is a chain smoking 16 year old (ick!), I'm in! I mean, YA about punk rock, ohhh yeah!!!!
The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni.
Publication Date: March 4, 2010
Summary from Penguin Website: Sebastian Prendergast lives in a geodesic dome with his eccentric grandmother, who homeschooled him in the teachings of futurist philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller. But when his grandmother has a stroke, Sebastian is forced to leave the dome and make his own way in town.
Jared Whitcomb is a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart-transplant recipient who befriends Sebastian, and begins to teach him about all the things he has been missing, including grape soda, girls, and Sid Vicious. They form a punk band called The Rash, and it's clear that the upcoming Methodist Church talent show has never seen the likes of them. Wholly original, The House of Tomorrow is the story of a young man's self-discovery, a dying woman's last wish, and a band of misfits trying desperately to be heard.