blo Teens Read and Write: Carrie Harris' MUST READ Inspirational Post

Friday, February 4, 2011

Carrie Harris' MUST READ Inspirational Post

The internet is a wonderful tool especially for book lovers, bloggers and authors. Some days are better than others and yesterday was one of my absolute best.

I'm not the most savvy Twitter-er but yesterday I was intrigued with a tweet by Beth Revis, NY Times bestselling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, who mentioned a 'must read' post by Carrie Harris, 2011 debut author of the summer release BAD TASTE IN BOYS. So I checked it out.

And Beth was right.

The post was actually a glowing review of Daisy Whitney's THE MOCKINGBIRDS. But, the post was so much, much more. I'm not going to preface it with anything other than to say Carrie Harris is an amazing, courageous woman and a true inspiration, and...

And in case you didn't get it the first time, let me also say...

I haven't read any of these wonderful ladies books, but I plan to. Below you can check out the summaries, but before you do anything else...

Tell Carrie what you think, and if you feel like coming back and sharing your thoughts, I'd love to hear them, but the most important thing is for you to...

...What are you still doing here?!

Someone's been a very bad zombie.
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! 

She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town  . . . and stay hormonally human.

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

Some schools have honor codes. Others have handbooks.

Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds.

Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body that the administration trusts to always behave the honorable way--the Themis Way. So when Alex is date raped during her junior year, she has two options: stay silent and hope someone helps her, or enlist the Mockingbirds--a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of their fellow peers.

In this honest, page-turning account of a teen girl's struggle to stand up for herself, debut author Daisy Whitney reminds readers that if you love something or someone--especially yourself--you fight for it.


Tales of Whimsy said...

How courageous that she shared that about her self :)

Nina said...

Okay, you conviced me to read her post. I'm going!

Carrie Harris said...

*is speechless*

*no, really. SPEECHLESS*

Um. WOW. THANKS so much.

Alyssa Kirk said...

Juju: I agree!

Nina: Thanks for taking my subtle hint.

Alyssa Kirk said...


It's an honor to have you stop by so "Thanks" but most of all thanks for writing such an...amazing, awesome, inspirational - okay I know I've said that a bajillion times so I'd better get out the thesaurus - post. You are truly one of my heroes!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Spotlighting it? Demanding my attention?

Seriously, great post! Very brave and well written.

Unknown said...

Hi Alyssa!

Thanks! I've added two more books to my gotta have pile... Beth Revis's already was there! I loved Carrie's post, inspiring! Don't ever let an event in your life become what you are.

Dottie :)

Bethany Wiggins said...

Carrie's post is amazing.

Beth said...

Nice blog and Carrie Harris is always hilarious!

I'm a new follower.

Orchid said...

Thanks for posting a link to Carrie Harris' post.
Very inspiring, glad she was eventually able to movie on with her life.

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