The tenth annual KidsPost Summer Book Club reading list came out today. This year, the focus is on new books by "rock star" authors (last year it was nonfiction). The first three books on the list are Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid; Ann M. Martin's prequel to The Baby-Sitters Club series, The Summer Before; and Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. Not really my kind of list! But there's probably something on there for everyone, and for me that something might be Chasing Orion by Kathryn Lasky (Candlewick). KidsPost describes it thusly: "The author of the "Guardians of Ga'hoole" series writes a story set in Indiana in the 1950s."
Not a particularly compelling description, is it? Maybe the publisher can do better: When a beautiful teen with polio enters their lives, a girl and her older brother find themselves drawn into a web of lies. The polio epidemic? Why didn't you say so, KidsPost? It's on the hold list.