Monday, February 8, 2021

Recommended for You by Laura Silverman - ADVISABLE

Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
, 260 pages. McElderry (Simon), 2020. $18 

Language: G (5 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G 



Shoshanna loves her job at the Once Upon bookstore in Wakesville, GA. When her boss asks her to teach a new hire the ropes, she is eager, but the boy, Jake, is diffident – he doesn’t even LIKE reading! Besides the tension at work now, there is tension at home. First, her beloved car Barbra Streisand is effectively DOA. But more importantly, her Mom and Mama are having problems, so there is lots of tension at home. When Once Upon’s owner announces a $250 bonus for the person who sells the most books during the Christmas rush, Jake and Shoshanna go head to head. But there are even more pressing problems - for the store may be closing. 

The budding romance between Jake and Shoshanna is framed nicely to the various tensions surrounding the pair. While definitely a romance, there are plenty of other events to keep the action rolling. 

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS 

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