Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Empress of the World

By Sara Ryan

Nicola, who goes by "Nic," spends the summer off at a program for gifted Teens. She thinks she's going to figure out her future - will she really choose to be an archaeologist? But what she actual is faced with figuring out is even more important: who she might be falling for, and what that means about who she is.

"Empress of the World" was a 2002 Oregon Book Award winner, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.

The tag-line for the book,
"Girls find kissing easier than talking,"

from the New York Public Library, is pretty amazing. And I love how Sara, on her website, comments:
"Words to live by, folks."

There's a "companion" book Sara published this year (2007) called "The Rules For Hearts."

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Anonymous said...

Even though I am straight, I really enjoyed this book and also enjoyed the sequel "The Rule of Hearts". It is a very beautiful, moving story which clearly captures the emotions in such a relationship.

Adrienne said...

loveloveLOVE this book!