I want to thank all of you who have stopped by to visit this blog-in-progress. As I stumble and learn, it's great to read your comments. I think I am really going to like blogging. Now on to my third post.

See that thoughtful woman in the garden. That's Anna Levine, author of Running on Eggs. And see the book on the table, that's Anna's new young adult novel, Freefall, a Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner for teen readers. Set in Israel, it's Aggie's book, too. She's the main character and we follow her through the tender terrain of the time right before her army service begins.

Freefall skillfully covers the usual romance and friendship parts of a Y/A novel, but what kept me reading, is how that plays out in an Israel under attack. Abby's deep, vulnerable, strong and always true. As is her story. And that's what makes Freefall a wonderful read.

Check out Running on Eggs, Anna's first book. You won't want to miss out on that story. And if there are younger kids in your life, picture book age, look for Anna's other new book, Jodie's Hanukkah Dig.

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