Monday, August 4, 2008
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
This title has gotten really good reviews from a variety of sources. It's an intriguing read, definitely for older teens. It reminds me of a cross between Flowers in the Attic (the whole incest thing), The Garden (the whole alternate take on religion thing), and the trial in a true crime book (the whole courtroom thing). Basically, everybody's getting pregnant by their family members and trying to pass it off as immaculate conception, with some degree of plausibility. I don't know that it's good enough for the top 20, but I would like to hear what others have to say about it. I give it a "maybe".