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Freaky Fast Frankie Joe
One of my favorite books of the year. Frankie Joe's mother has ended up in a bad spot - all a misunderstanding according to her - which lands her in j ...more
May 29, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
The Rock and the River
Set in 1968 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Sam and Stick, children of Civil Rights Activist, Roland Childs, are starting to question ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2012
Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
Told in verse, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall is a story of Tessa, a girl who has had more than her share of struggles navigating the ups and downs ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Nov 28, 2012
The Pregnancy Project
Gaby Rodriquez is a young Hispanic girl who grew up in Toppenish Washington. She was the youngest daughter of a single mom and had seven half brothers ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
I really liked this Book. Shusterman has come up with another unique idea for a book. This realistic fantasy introduces us to Brewster, a kid that's b ...more
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
One of my favorite recent reads! Donovan Curtis just can't help himself. He's that impulsive kid who can't stop himself from causing mistress. After h ...more
May 30, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick (Perry & Gobi, #1)
It's toward the end of Perry Stormaire's senior year and his parents are constantly making decisions for him. They want him to go to Columbia next yea ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Jan 04, 2013
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
When the elevator opens and Thomas walks into the Glade, he has no idea who he is or where he came from, though he does have some recollection of a pa ...more
Jan 2010
Apr 17, 2013
A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Fun story that reminded me a bit of Nikki Grimes' book, Bronx Masquerade. The story is of a Los Angeles area high school and told in various voices of ...more
Aug 2012
Apr 16, 2013
Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
Michal J. Fox takes the reader back to his decision to quit acting on his popular sit-com, Spin City, and talks about his journey to where he is today ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 14, 2012
Epitaph Road
In August of 2067, a horrible virus called Elisha's Bear, claimed the lives of more than a billion men in the United States. For whatever reason, fema ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Variant (Variant, #1)
When Benson Fisher applies for and is granted a scholarship to Maxfield Academy, he is thrilled. No more moving from foster home to foster home and fr ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Strings Attached
Set in the 1950's, the book's main character, Kit, is a seventeen year old triplet who dreams of being a star. After an incident changes things for he ...more
May 31, 2013
May 28, 2013
Feedback (Variant, #2)
I didn't like this book as well as I liked the first book in the series, but it did satisfactorily end the story of Variant. I thought it took a littl ...more
Mar 30, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
The Night She Disappeared
When Kayla Cutler doesn't return to Pete's Pizza after making a delivery, co-worker Drew Lyle calls 911. When police investigate, they find Kayla's ca ...more
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
A dystopian take on Cinderella. The main character is Cinder. She is a cyborg (part human - part mechanical) who was adopted by a kindly gentleman and ...more
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls
On the night before their last day of school, Nora and her friends Ellie, Paul, Cheryl, Gary and Bobbie Jo head over to the park to dance, drink some ...more
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
The Moon and More
Sarah Dessen has again written a book that high school girls will be waiting in line to read. Though I didn't enjoy it quite as much as What Happened ...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Candy Bomber
Well, I knew about the Berlin Airlifts, but I had never heard about the Candy Bomber. The humanitarian effort on the part of Col Gail Halvorsen and th ...more
May 17, 2011
Mar 02, 2012
The Unwanteds (Unwanteds, #1)
Alex and Aaron are twins living in Quill, a society who divides their thirteen-year-olds into social classes that they are forever committed to. They ...more
May 03, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
After Oscar's brother dies, his Dad created Candor, a society where parents can move with their rebellious teens. In Candor, Oscar's father uses subli ...more
May 10, 2011
Jan 04, 2013
The Raft
Robie lives at Midway Atoll, but she is happy to be spending a couple of weeks in civilization with her aunt in Honolulu. When her aunt is suddenly ca ...more
Jun 03, 2013
May 28, 2013
Hildy Biddle wants to be a reporter like her dad. She lives in the small community of ___________ and helps her family run their apple orchard and is ...more
Jan 05, 2009
Feb 25, 2012
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)
Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and the last hope for Old Gregory. Old Gregory, the town spook who keeps witches, ghosts and other evi ...more
Jan 2006
Apr 17, 2013
The Ruins of Gorlan
I loved this book! Will, one of the wards of the kingdom, awaits choosing day with great anticipation. He wants to go to battle school and become a gr ...more
Oct 26, 2009
Feb 25, 2012
The Red Umbrella
Just two years after the Communist Revolution in Cuba, things begin to change for Lucia and her family. Castro and his strongmen are disrupting the li ...more
Jan 2011
Feb 17, 2013
The Silence of Murder
What a great mystery for teens! The Silence of Murder is the story of Hope Long and her mission to free her developmentally disabled brother from pris ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Because I Am Furniture
Intense and touching story of a family living behind a facade where domestic violence rules their life. Anke is affected only be watching her father a ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 14, 2012
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
In this clever story by E. Lockhart, Frankie finds herself quietly trying to infiltrate a decades old, boys only secret society that is a tradition at ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2012
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah is a normal twelve year old until rebel soldiers attack his Sierra Leone village at age 12. Separated from his parents and other trusted ...more
Jan 2010
Feb 17, 2013
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