Talk about behind. My book recommendation for July is Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville. I haven’t completely finished it yet, but it’s so good so far! Fascinating premise—a religious cult preparing for the end of the world and two teens brought to together by it—and surprising use of language!
A good book, in my opinion, can usually be snuffed out within the first few pages, or at least the first chapter. This book had me hooked after the first page! The protagonist's voice was captivating and unique. And while I still haven't completely finished the book (I blame my toddlers and the unexpected, joyful surprise of getting a new job), I can say with 100% certainty that it's a good one from start to finish.
"The world will end on Thursday, July 27, 2000. At least, that’s what Reverend Beelson has told his congregation. That’s why Marina and Jed and their parents have joined the rest of the Reverend’s flock at a mountain retreat to await the end of the world. But this world has only just begun for Jed and Marina, two teenagers with more attitude than faith. Why should the world end now, when they’ve just fallen in love for the first time?"
source: Barnes and Noble's website