Sunday, 31 July 2011

Best of the Bunch #July 2011

I've just had my first full month of blogalicious YA fiction and it's now time to post my very first Best of the Bunch.

And the winner of the Best of the Bunch Award July 2011 is...

*dramatic pause*

The Hello Arithmetic by Mylo Reyes

Social-derelict Sprig Audley has graduated junior high school at St. Eustachius, and will be moving into his freshmen year of high school, sans the junior, at Glen West High. Sprung onto a social cartel that had no idea he ever existed, Sprig will have to deal with the caustic chore of attending high school, be it in the paradoxes of the female gender, finding the best piece of real-estate in the lunch room, or even accidentally beating the hell out of the schools toughest bullies and unleashing the worlds greatest senior prank. Follow Sprig's story in the funny, adventurous, and painfully awkward novel, The Hello Arithmetic.

This book landed in my inbox while I was on holiday earlier this month and I just loved it from start to finish. It's bursting with ceaseless quick-fire wit and took me straight back to my awkward and socially inept teen years. Just brilliant and well-deserving of my bananas.

You can read my full review here.

The Hello Arithmetic is a self published book but be assured I didn't pick it because I'm some indie fruit loop, I'm pretty mainstream really, but I do believe that all books, whether published by flashy publishers or one man in his shed are all equal when they enter the ring. It just so happens that The Hello Arithmetic beat all the other published books I read this month hands down.

Congratulations Mylo!

Please share your Best of the Bunch award by adding your link below.


  1. I think my bananas are going to have to be split this month; I can't choose. So they go to Forever by Maggie Stiefvater and Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon.

  2. This meme sounds really good! My bananas are going to be put on The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. :]

  3. My banaas will be given to Undead by Kirsty McKay. Once I post the review I will include the Best of the Bunch award post! :)

  4. This meme sounds like fun! I'll try to join in the August one!