Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back here and link up to the inlinkz below so that others can see what you picked! 

Hey guys! It is time for another Goodreads Monday! This weeks pick is a book that is actually based on true events and I have had it on my TBR for years! It’s a backlog book.

Conversion

Conversion by Katherine Howe

Published: July 1st 2014 by G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.
 
First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.
 
Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .

This definitely looks interesting and the fact that it is based on true events makes it all the more a must read!

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47 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday

  1. boyishbookworm says:

    The last lines in the synopsis sent shivers down my spine. It sounds pretty interesting, however I have yet to read the Crucible too. Welcome to my endless TBR, duh :))

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

    • lry93 says:

      It does sound really interesting 🙂 I actually studied Drama at sixth form and one of the many plays we had to go and watch was actually The Crucible 🙂

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