Friday, March 11, 2011

Five Stars Friday - Take 3

We here at BCM really, really, really love books that just knock our socks off. We know you do too, so we thought we'd start up a new meme just for those books that we absolutely could not put down; those books that received our highest rating and deserve a little extra recognition. 

Every Friday we'll select one book that we've given 5 stars to and tell you a little about why we loved this book so much. Our hope is that this meme will provide some recognition for some books that maybe you haven't heard of but that should be added to your to-be-read pile immediately. There is no age limit on the books we'll choose. They could be yet to be released, newly released or several years old. 

We hope you enjoy this meme and we'd love it if you joined in. If you choose to participate, please leave us a link in your comment to your post so we can visit your blog. And if you don't have a blog, please just leave a comment with a book title and author. We'd love to find some new books to add to our to-be-read piles!

This week we are spotlighting:

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder 
Release Date: January 5, 2010
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: YA

The Story: Restless souls and empty hearts. Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.
Why we LOVE it: Chasing Brooklyn is haunting and beautiful. It explores the emotions of losing someone you love from two perspectives. Brooklyn was Lucca's girlfriend before his death and Nico was Lucca's brother. Their stories of grief and survival are emotional and brought me to tears more than once. This is one of those books that stick with you long after you've read it. 

Click HERE to check out Lisa's website and HERE to buy the book.


  1. What a great idea!

    I have given 5 stars to quite many books and it is actually difficult to pick one out of them.

    But here it is:
    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

    My short review of the book can be found here:

  2. I loved the Kite Runner! I totally agree with you, Inga. Thanks so much for commenting. :-)



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