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My True Love Gave To Me, review by Silver S.
Realistic Fiction , Romance , Young Adult / January 26, 2017

My True Love Gave to Me Book Review By Stephanie Perkins   The same author who brought you Anna and the French Kiss brings you another romance novel co-written by many authors such as Rainbow Rowell and Gayle Forman. You may be thinking this  is another long and typical romance book Perkins has decided to write, but boy have you got it wrong. This novel consists of 12 different short stories each written by a different author. All of these take place during the Christmas season and includes at least one character who hasn’t been in the best circumstances lately because of real life world problems such as loss, money problems, or self doubt/inner conflict. But along the road, they meet people and figure out if this person can become their special someone. These 12 short stories will make you fall in love with not just the authors, but the characters themselves. Because the book consists of 12 different stories, there will be times where you will start to question if you should put the book down since the short stories will not continue. At a certain point, the stories will end and you will never hear of the characters…

The Selection Series, a review by Silver S. and Caitlin R.
Drama , Romance , Series , Young Adult / January 19, 2017

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass For the protagonist named America, a low-class teenager, the Selection means everything. In the future, lands like Asia and the United States no longer exist; they have been redistributed among new countries. No longer are there presidents, but kings and queens rule all the land. Castes define people; prejudice towards lower classes is constantly evident in society. Illea is ruled by King Clarkson and Queen Amberly. Soon, their son Maxon will take over with his wife. However, he does not yet have a wife. Therefore, the Selection begins. One girl in Illea will become the queen. The Selection occurs when princes and princesses need partners to rule the country. Thirty-five girls are selected after applying. They stay at the palace, indulging in goods, food, and jewelry. Girls are eliminated until six remain, who are named the Elite. After more girls are eliminated, the choices are down to three. Then, only one is left. The One. America is a Five. In Illea, this is not the lowest class, but it is far from the top. Her caste consists of artists. She lives with many siblings and her two parents. She is content with her caste and…

Every Day, review by Payton C.
Romance , Series , Young Adult / January 19, 2017

Every Day by David Levithan Every Day is a unique novel about a character named “A”. A has no body or gender of his/her own and wakes up as another person every single day. A has to figure out how to adapt to the body and absorb all the information from the person’s memories as fast as possible to be able to convincingly act like that individual. A is 16 now and has been like this for all of his/her life. This means that it has been in thousands of different bodies acting as thousands of different individuals for years.   One day, A wakes up as a male named Justin. “Justin” gets up, goes to school, and thinks he/she is going to have a typical day until A meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. A falls in love with her and throughout the rest of the book tries to see her again. This proves to be very challenging not only because he could be very far away from her, but also because how does one talk to someone in the body of a stranger?  A’s new goal every day is to see and talk to Rhiannon, regardless of the immediate plans…

Finding Me, review by Shalaina P.
Autobiography , Non-Fiction / January 19, 2017

Shalaina Parikh Finding Me by: Michelle Knight In story Finding Me by Michelle Knight, was a very hard read because it is so in depth about the tragic abuse Michelle went through as a kid and as an adult.  She had a baby boy named, Joey at the age of 21 and two years later got kidnapped when exiting a dollar store.  She was held captive for eleven years with no way to escape.  The only motivation she had was to continue trying to survive, so she could see her son Joey again.  There was not a day that went by where she did not think about him and wish to be with him again.  As difficult as this book was to read and wrap my head around, the fact someone survived through such a terrible experience, was eye opening for me.  Michelle looks at each day of her life as a new opportunity and blessing.  I feel so grateful to have what I have and live the way I do after reading what happened to her.  I would rate this book an 8 out of 10 because I continued to wonder how she made it out alive and what the…