Saturday, August 31, 2013

"Heaven Is Paved with Oreos"

New from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Heaven Is Paved with Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

About the book, from the publisher:

Fourteen-year-old Sarah Zorn intends to spend the Wisconsin summer with her “boyfriend” Curtis, waiting for a dead calf named Boris to decompose in time for the science fair. Her plans upend, however, when her fake-boyfriend strategy goes seriously awry just as her hippie Grandma Z invites her on a last-minute Roman holiday. As Sarah explores Italy’s ancient wonders, she can’t stop “boy-liking” Curtis . . . or puzzling over her grandmother’s odd behavior. Written as Sarah’s journal, this satisfying middle grade novel navigates the murky waters of first love, friendship, and family with heart and good humor.
Visit Catherine Gilbert Murdock's website.

--Marshal Zeringue