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Freaky Fast Frankie Joe
it was amazing
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
really liked it
Great story about a girl who's name is Ida Mae Jones. She lives in Louisiana during WWII. She is African American, but her father is bi-racial and her ...more
May 06, 2010
Mar 02, 2012
Famous Last Words
it was amazing
Willa's Dad died in a tragic accident a few years ago. Since then, Willa has been trying to contact him on the other side, using tools for mediums she ...more
Dec 2015
Dec 10, 2015
Reality Check
liked it
Reality Check is a mystery that is fairly well-constructed. I had a hard time getting into it and I wish Abrahams had used less offensive language in ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Mar 02, 2012
Creature of the Night
did not like it
In my opinion, this was one of the worst books for teens that I've ever read. Until the very end of the story, the main character, his mother and his ...more
Apr 27, 2010
Mar 02, 2012
The Summer I Saved the World . . . in 65 Days
When Nina's 8th grade teacher told his students as they departed middle school for high school, "As you embark on your high school careers, be unnotic ...more
Feb 22, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
Life on Mars
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Arcturus Betelguese Chambers is a twelve-year-old boy, better known as Arty who lives in Liberty, MO. His name represents two import ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2016
really liked it
Jackson's family has been hit hard by the economic downturn. His mother, a music teacher, lost her job when California schools cut specialists jobs. N ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2017
Saint Anything
it was amazing
Sydney feels invisible.... Her bother had always had all the attention - the golden boy. Even now, in prison for driving drunk and hitting a teen ridi ...more
May 04, 2015
May 06, 2015
Far Far Away
it was amazing
Jeremy Johnson's mother left abruptly after eating a Prince cake at the local bakery, leaving him to live with his father who becomes depressed and ta ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2015
A Night Divided
Gerta and her family live in East Berlin in 1961. Her father and brother headed West that day to look for work and a place to live so they can move fr ...more
Jan 03, 2016
Jan 06, 2016
The Bridge from Me to You
it was amazing
When Lauren's mom sends her to live with her aunt and uncle and their four little kids, she is devastated. It's not that she doesn't love her Uncle Jo ...more
Mar 21, 2015
Mar 23, 2015
The Detour
liked it
Livvy is a high school student who has already accomplished more than many adults. She is a well-known published author, and she knows it... My what a ...more
Jul 20, 2016
Nov 09, 2016
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
really liked it
In this world, your blood is all that matters. Mare is a commoner. Marked by her red blood, she had no real talents unlike the Silvers who possess sup ...more
Sep 15, 2016
Nov 09, 2016
Ghost (Track, #1)
really liked it
Ever since Castle's dad tried to shoot he and his mom, he's been running. That night he and his mom physically ran to Mr. Charles' store and he hid th ...more
Jan 07, 2017
Jan 08, 2017
Beneath (Beneath, #1)
really liked it
Pat O'Toole's older brother Coop is not like most kids his age. Coop doesn't have a cell phone, he doesn't care about material things of most any kind ...more
Dec 27, 2015
Jan 06, 2016
The Rock and the River
really liked it
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
The Pregnancy Project
really liked it
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
Variant (Variant, #1)
it was amazing
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
Ungifted (Ungifted, #1)
it was amazing
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)
really liked it
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
A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
really liked it
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
Epitaph Road
really liked it
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
Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
liked it
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
really liked it
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
The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1)
it was amazing
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
Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
really liked it
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
Strings Attached
really liked it
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)
liked it
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
No Place
really liked it
Dan lived a charmed life for the first sixteen years of his life. He lived in a nice house with both parents and was the star pitcher on his baseball ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2015
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