I should start this post with a confession - I am a Drama Queen when it comes to books. I get WAY too emotionally invested (which I guess is a good thing as a reader because it means that I really connect with the characters and immerse myself fully into the story the author is telling me). And by emotionally invested, I mean I turn into a head case. Here is a list of things I have done whilst reading -
Thrown books at the wall
Ripped out offending pages
Scribbled over sentences that made my blood boil
Hid a book under my bed then threw it in the bin
Thrown up from crying to much
Bit a book in a flying rage
AND THESE ARE BOOKS THAT I HAVE ENDED UP LOVING.
In January I read the Gracie Faltrain series by Cath Crowley - Cath is undeniably one of the most talented YA authors with books on the shelves. Her words and her writing speak to me as a reader in a way no other book ever has. I love her characters, I love the twisted webs they get tangles in, I love her luscious prose and her ability to make me feel so much. In January I read the Gracie Faltrain books and proceeded to lose my mind. Here is the evidence.
EXHIBIT A - Text between me and Jenny displaying my unhinged state.
EXHIBIT B - Tweets between me and Cath where I admit wanting to shove popcorn in her face.
EXHIBIT C - Tweets between me, Maggie and Noelle - the girls who helped me get my feelings under control.
EXHIBITS D, E, F & G - Email excerpts from conversations between me, Noelle and Maggie.
I had a bad case of the emo TEABS but seriously you guys, I love love love love this series. Cath Crowley knows whats up, even when she is stomping on your heart then taping it back together with love. So I hope you read these books and if this post today hasn't persuaded you that you NEED THESE BOOKS IN YOUR LIFE then maybe my review tomorrow will?
If you want to become demented like me and join the Cath Crowley fan club, then I suggest reading ALL of her books. You will not be sorry.