Hardcover, 355 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Candlewick
Family secrets. Lost memories. And the arrival of an ancient magical ability that will reveal everything.
Sixteen-year-old Katla LeBlanc has just moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, Katla soon finds out that she’s a Stork, a member of a mysterious order of women tasked with a very unique duty. But Katla’s biggest challenge may be finding her flock at a new school. Between being ignored by Wade, the arrogant jock she stupidly fooled around with, and constantly arguing with gorgeous farm boy and editor-in-chief Jack, Katla is relieved when her assignment as the school paper’s fashion columnist brings with it some much-needed friendship. But as Homecoming approaches, Katla uncovers a shocking secret about her past — a secret that binds her fate to Jack’s in a way neither could have ever anticipated. With a nod to Hans Christian Andersen and inspired by Norse lore, Wendy Delsol’s debut novel introduces a hip and witty heroine who finds herself tail-feathers deep in small-town life.
The story in Stork is different than anything I've read this year and it is a much needed and refreshing change. I have never read anything with the same concept. I thought that the pacing of the book was good for the transition between summer and winter reading. It is light enough but has a deep enough story to keep you interested.
At first I thought Jack was absolutely annoying and I thought he was going to be a minor character, but he turned out to be a hunk and definitely irresistible. I felt the connection between Katla and Jack to be ELECTRIFYING! Wade on the other hand, I wanted to slap him silly! He was very annoying and ended up being way worse than I thought he could be, which is saying something because he was a terrible person without adding anymore to it.
Without giving away too much about the story, this is a good book to read and I definitely recommend it. It is different enough to give you something interesting to look forward to, but has elements of love and that particularly good sense of YA attitude that will leave you waiting for Wendy's sequel of this book, believed to be coming in 2012.
5/5 Book Geeks!