NW Books: Teenager sets out to become revolution leader
New books of Seattle interest: “The Creative Fire,” “Crossing,” “Pickle” and “Betrayal.”
“The Creative Fire” by (, $17.95). Book one of the series “Ruby’s Song,” “The Creative Fire” follows Ruby Martin, a teenager who attempts to transform from a robot-repair worker to the leader of a revolution. Brenda Cooper lives in Bellevue.
“Crossing” by Dean Olson(Fithian Press, $14). This poetry collection is about the passage from youth and the past into the present, proceeding into old age and the future. Dean Olson, who lives in Olympia, tells stories from his life, from birthing a calf to living in poverty.
“Pickle” by Kim Baker and illustrated by Tim Probert (Roaring Brook Press, $15.99). For ages 8-11: This debut by Baker, a Seattle resident, could be dangerous in the wrong hands. As the book’s subtitle warns, Pickle is the name of “the (formerly) anonymous PRANK CLUB of Fountain Point Middle School.”
“Betrayal” by Gregg Olsen (Splinter, $17.95). For ages 14 and up: The Amanda Knox case inspired the Olalla-based crime author’s second entry in his young-adult Empty Coffin series. Two twins with paranormal abilities investigate the stabbing of a foreign-exchange student at a party.