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All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I read this book for our book club, Page Turners.  I must say I am looking forward to discussing it with the group as it is a book that makes you think, evokes emotions, and think about people differently. Finch, the "freak", and Violet, the popul (More)
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Again, I read this book for book club.  I am curious to see what the group though of it, as for me there were parts of the book I really liked but then there were others not so much.  I feel like John Green tried to mesh two story-lines together (More)
The Secret Language of Sisters by Luanne Rice
Grab your tissue box.  Ruth Ann (Roo) answers  a text message while driving.  Her car flips and she ends up in the hospital.  Paralzed and unable to speak she is trapped in her own body.  Her sister Mathilda (Tilly) is the one who sent the text.  (More)
The Hate U Give Book Review
  Realistic Fiction - 453 pages - Published 2017 Angie Thomas hits it out of the park with The Hate U Give! This black lives matter novel is written in the first person narrative giving 16-year-old Starr Carter a voice that is not only (More)
Book Review: Tash Hearts Tolstoy
In Tash Hearts Tolstoy, a realistic fiction novel by Kathryn Ormsbee, a high-school girl named Tash works on a web series called Unhappy Families with her best frien (More)
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
One cannot help but root for Solomon, an agoraphobic teen who has not left the house in three years but all changes when Lisa and her boyfriend Clark come into his life. It is a heartwarming story about Sol's struggles blended with lots of humor.  Th (More)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
What a powerful book with an important message for anyone in Melinda's situation - SPEAK!! Anderson does a wonderful job capturing Melinda's emotions, anxiety, depression, and isolation. High school can be tough on it's own but with Melinda's situati (More)
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Go Ask Alice is a controversial novel written by Anonymous.  The book is written in diary form and details the life of a lonely teen, growing up in the 60's and 70's, who will never live up to her parents' expectations of her.  She also is struggling (More)
orbiting jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
This is a heartbreaking story about a boy named Joseph who moves in as a foster child with Jack and his family. It is also a story of friendship and what it means to have someone's back. The book is a quick read and as the story progresses the reader (More)
America Street by Ibi Zoboi
This book was an emotional and realistic read.  As a reader, I could emphasize with Fabiola who immigrated from Haiti with her mother to Detroit and all she faced once there trying to fit in with her new extended family, her new school, her new commu (More)