The Incredible Adventures of Another YA Heroine
The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl is one of most fun YA books I've read in a long time. It's a story about Alba, baker, artist, and comic book geek, and she's stuck in an apocalyptic world. There's a lot of comic book references I loved, and Alba's love for comics comes from her love for her father who passed away and passed down his collection to his daughter. She is a struggling artist and with typical angsty moments we've all found ourselves in (minus the end-of-the-world stuff). Their is a love story, but not a cheesy one that ruins Alba or her personal growth in the book. Alba is young but her confidence is wise. Her long frizzy hair, her thick thighs, and smile are too good for most guys her age and she knows it. I wish I had her confidence at her age, it would have made my life so much easier. Melissa Keil, the author, wrote Alba so well, she could easily be my inner dialogue. She's funny, sarcastic, but also daydreams off into the characters she creates. At the end of the book, Alba's life doesn't magically come together like most YA books but she see's where her journey will take her next, and that's another adventure I can't wait to read. Buy the book here.