Well, this is the last stop on the ETERNITY: Forgiveness or Fury blog tour! I’m
thrilled about the release of my third novel, ETERNITY, the final chapter of the FURY SERIES. I’ll be offering advice to teens on how to handle difficult situations (some of which come from the Fury trilogy itself), and I’ll recommend either forgiveness…or fury. I’ll also suggest a few of my favorite YA titles that tackle these difficult scenarios.
Today’s question is: My sister shared a really ugly photo of me with everyone! Should I choose forgiveness or fury?
My advice: Oooh, low blow, sis. Everyone knows that family members get photo-veto power. Two can play at that game. You know that pic that always makes you laugh — the one where she’s dressed up as an Oompa Loompa in her sixth-grade play? I think that belongs on her Facebook wall, stat. Fury for sure!
My favorite YA novels dealing with this situation:
Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown
This book is one of my favorite “teaching moment” novels. Ashley knows Kaleb loves her. She doesn’t want him to leave for college and forget her, though, so she takes a sexy picture to remind him of her. Little does she know that after they break up, he texts the picture to his friends. Caught in the middle of a sexting scandal and feeling distanced from her family and friends, Ashley learns the meaning of redemption, friendship, and integrity while serving a mandatory community service sentence. I think it has a lot of really valuable lessons that teenagers need to hear about internet safety, so read up!
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
This is an older novel, but still one of my absolute faves. Paul Fisher is legally blind, but loves to play soccer. So when the opportunity arises (thanks to a sinkhole) to attend a school that will allow him to play, he jumps at the chance. But when his brother starts acting out and committing crimes in the neighborhood, he questions the difference between seeing and believing in this gripping story about brothers, family, and betrayal. The twist at the end is totally unexpected and worth the whole read. Get to your nearest bookstore now and read it!
Secrets and revenge make for desperate measures and fateful choices in this gripping conclusion to the Fury trilogy.
The weather is mild in Ascension…but beneath the surface, everything is burning up.
The nightmare Emily Winters has been living through for months shows no sign of
ending, as the Furies stay on the peripheral, slowly driving her crazy. Em feels…different.
She’s angry, and never cold, and too strong. It’s only a matter of time before she turns
into the thing she hates the most. Em needs to take her fate into her own hands, but
without Drea’s help, or anyone to turn to, Em is quickly running out of options.
Crow’s involvement with Em has grown more complicated. His visions are taking shape
—and it doesn’t look good for Em. But Crow has a plan, and he will do anything to save
JD misses the Em he used to know…and love. She doesn’t seem like herself; it’s like
she’s hiding something. When JD begins to learn the truth, he is as scared as he is
determined to help her. And Em’s survival may be dependent on his actions.
The Furies love to play games, but this time they’re deadly serious…and they hate to
ABOUT ELIZABETH MILES
Elizabeth Miles grew up in Chappaqua, New York, not far from New York City. She
graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2004, worked for several years at the
Boston Phoenix, and now writes for the Portland Phoenix, an alternative weekly
newspaper. She has won several awards from the New England Press Association and
was nominated for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Award. Elizabeth serves
on the board of trustees of Portland Players, a community theater and second home. She
loves pizza; she can often be found running around on stage while scantily clad; and a
cold winter night in Maine is one of the creepiest and most beautiful things she can think
of. Eternity is her third novel.