The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:
Book Title: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Is today a good day to die? This is something I ask myself in the morning when i wake up. In third period when I'm trying to keep my eyes open while Mr. Schroeder drones on and on. At the supper table as I'm passing the green beans. At night when I'm lying awake because my brain won't shut off...Friday 56:
On March 23, 1950, Italian poet Cesare Pavese wrote: Love is truly the great manifesto; the urge to be, to count for something, and, if death must come, to die valiantly, with acclamation---in short, to remain a memory. Five months later, he walked into a newspaper office and chose his obituary photograph from a photo archive. He checked himself into a hotel, and days later an employee found him stretched out on the bed, dead.My comments: This is the first YA book I have read in a long time that has really caught my attention. I actually want to carve out time to read it and can stay awake long enough once I get in bed at night that I can read several chapters, not just a page or two, before lights out. The topic: teen suicide. The quote from both pages are quite disturbing and show the frame of the mind of the teenager who is obsessed with suicide.