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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)
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)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens by Becky Albertalli
Simon is a sixteen year old boy who is gay but he is not ready to tell anyone. He befriends another boy on anonymous Tumblr page who happens to go to his school and is gay also. Blue and Simon get to know each other through emails back and forth. One (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)
Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen
This book is written in verse and follows Mira through what should be a carefree senior year of high school, however her world is turned upside down when she finds out her parents have an open marriage and that her dad has AIDS. This books is set in (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)
Monster by Walter Dean Myer
Monster is a great book for those of you who do not like to read or reading is not your favorite thing to do.  This book is written in a movie screenplay format by the main character Steve Harmon.  Interjected into the screenplay are diary entrie (More)
The Lost Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
If your read 13 Little Blue Envelopes, you will definitely want to read The Lost Little Blue Envelope as it is the sequel.   So you thought you were done with Ginny and Europe? Well not quite! In The Lost Little Blue Envelope, Ginny receives a mys (More)
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Wow! What a powerful read! Written in verse, Jason Reynolds delivers a great book about a grieving brother with a gun, needing to find revenge by following The Rules. As he rides the elevator down, it stops at each floor where he encounters a ghost f (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)
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