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- What is the cost of motherhood? When The Risk of Us opens, we meet a forty-something woman who deeply wants to become a mother. The path that opens up to her and her husband takes them through the foster care system, with the goal of adoption. And when seven-year-old Maresa comes into their lives, with her inch-deep dimples and a voice that can beam to the moon, their hearts fill with love. But her rages and troubles threaten to crack open their marriage. Over the course of a year, as Maresa approaches the age at which children become nearly impossible to place, the couple must decide if they can be the parents this child needs, and finalize the adoption - or, almost unthinkably, give her up.
"Once upon a time," begins the big blue monster who is trying to tell a fabulous story. "It needs to be about a kid who is eaten by a dragon," he insists.
But his little monster friend is not convinced that this is a good idea. "Dragon stories usually don't end well," he warns.
As the two monsters argue over how the story should go, a hungry dragon named Dennis is listening nearby. Dennis knows exactly how this story should go... And by the way, what day is it?
Two teens, Hugo and Mae, are strangers until they share a cross-country train trip that teaches them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves. British-born Hugo is determined to take his last-hurrah-before-college train trip across the United States. One snag: the companion ticket is already booked under the name of his ex, Margaret Campbell. Nontransferable, no exceptions. Enter the new Margaret C. (Mae for short), an aspiring filmmaker with big dreams, looking for an opportunity to expand her horizons. As Mae pushes Hugo to explore his dreams for his future, he encourages her to channel a new, vulnerable side of her art. But when life intervenes, will they manage to keep their new love on track? -- adapted from Goodreads.com
This Savage Song
by Victoria Schwab
Are you looking for a unique book? Look no further than This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab! The story is set in Verity, a city divided by a fear of the monsters that prowl the streets. A power-hungry aristocrat runs one side, while a man who wants to do right by his people protects the other. Kate is the daughter of the aristocrat and August is the son of the protector. Afraid it’s a Romeo and Juliet retelling? Well it’s not.
Kate and August each have reasons for their loyalties.