Title: Nine Horses: Poems
Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Random House
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from my personal library
I am an unabashed fan of Billy Collins, but this definitely wasn’t my favorite collection. It had a few memorable poems, but most I thought were just okay. Unusual for Collins – every other collection I’ve read, I have rated 5 stars.
Title: The Diary of Pelly D
Author: L.J. Adlington
Genre: YA dystopian fiction
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from the public library
First line: When the dust settled, Toni V took his goggles off for a moment and rubbed his eyes.
Megan at Po(sey) Sessions recommended this one to me, and I’m so glad she did. The author was fascinated with war diaries, and so took the idea of a war diary and the Holocaust, and put those ideas together with genetic testing and future humankind on the planet they have colonized. This deals with some issues that aren’t that far back in mankind’s past, and the idea that we could repeat the same mistakes is horrifying. Highly recommended.