Welcome to the Sunday edition of Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place to be every day of the week for bookish fun!
Today, we're going the way of a BOOK SPOTLIGHT celebrating the release of a Young Adult novel that hit the ebook circuits this past July and thus far, is making a good impression. At first glance, it's not my usual YA lit choice, but once I got into the excerpt, I was hooked. Ready? Set? READ!
About the book...
What does it truly mean to be ‘Human’?Chiku Flynn wasn’t raised to be human. Born in the Congolese rainforest, she spends her first eleven years as part of an experiment. For her, the aboriginal—the primitive—is ‘normal.’Just after her eleventh birthday, Chiku witnesses the horrifying death of her mother, and her father sends her ‘home’ to the United States, to a normal teenager’s life. But she can’t adapt. She is the proverbial wild child—obstinate and defiant.When her father disappears, sixteen-year-old Chiku heads back to the primordial jungle, where she uncovers her own dark past and puts to use her greatest skill: she can communicate via sign language with the wild chimpanzees of Chimp Island.But there is turmoil in the rainforest—civil war, environmental upheaval…and murder. The lives of the chimps and the safety of the people she loves depend upon one teenaged girl who refuses to be messed with—Chiku Flynn.
It gets EVEN BETTER.
Check out the excerpt available on Amazon now for a further look behind the page...and if you're curiosity is raised enough, the paperback and ebook editions are available now!
If you are still undecided, or just waiting for someone else to talk about it with (hehe), yours truly will be reviewing it right here on my site later this year. NO worries though, if you read it first...I won't hold it against you. ^_^
Special thanks to author Peter Clenott for the opportunity to bring this title to your attention and the future read. (THANKS!)
Until next time...happy reading!