Friday, March 13, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday #7 - The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin

Meet Tamika Sykes—Mik to her friends (if she had any). She’s hearing impaired and way too smart for her West Bronx high school. She copes by reading lips and selling homework answers, and looks forward to the time each day when she can be alone in her room drawing. She’s a tough girl who never gets close to anyone, until she meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers on Mik’s block. Both Mik and Fatima unite in their efforts to befriend Jimmi, a homeless vet who is shunned by the rest of the community.
The events that follow when these three outcasts converge will break open their close-knit community and change the lives of those living in the Orange Houses in explosive and unexpected ways.

(from Amazon)

Looks good, eh? 
With my little WoW posts, I like to find books that nobody's heard about this is it. And it really looks like it could be great. :)
Also, I'm a huge fan of the cover. Kind of grungy yet simple. Very New York street-ish.

1 comment:

  1. I like the way you described the cover, very true. It does sound good. Thanks for the pick...I like finding things that others haven't posted about already as well. :)



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