Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie by Holly Black
9/23 I'm on CD #3. This book was selected as a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and the YALSA Tenns' Top Ten Books. It has been translated into 9 lnaguages. It's a pretty good story, but you need some background knowledge of the history and myth of Faerie to read understand all that's going on. Holly Black is one of the co-authors of the Spiderwick Chronicles--a runaway best seller among younger students. So far Valerie Russell, a senior in high school, has run away from home because she finds her mother and her (Valerie's) boyfriend making-out in the living room when they think she has gone on into New York for a hockey match (she and her boyfriend were to attend together). So--we have teen angst and fantasy. It's interesting if only for what makes kids interested.