ROSE SEES RED
This is energetic, funny and brimming with New York City’s vitality. While some of Rose’s friendships are treated with a high sense of comedy, they’re also grounded in reality. A quick read, perfect for the summer months. Rose is fascinating.
Rose wants to dance. Her best friend Daisy has a different plan in mind. As Rose and Daisy grow apart thanks to admissions to different New York City high schools, Rose has more time on her hands. Her Russian next-door neighbor Yrena makes a surprise burst into her life, taking her to different parts of the Big Apple and introducing her to some new people, some nice, some … very, very scary. (SCHOLASTIC, Aug., 208 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780545060790, HC, 12 & Up)