Me Before You, review by Shalaina P.
Drama , Realistic Fiction , Romance / March 13, 2017

Me Before You, review by Shalaina P. The novel, Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes, is an enriching love story filled with twists and turns.  Each scenario that the main character, Louisa Clark, encounters makes you eager to read more.     When Louisa loses her job at a cafe, she is forced to find a job that pays well to support her family.  Louisa finds a job that involves helping a man, Will Traynor, who is disabled after his tragic accident.  Will is a stubborn man who is grouchy at times and cannot be the easiest to please.  He lived a very big life, millionaire man, girls at his door every night, and crushing people with his business deals.  He went from being such a known, well-liked man to living in a wheelchair for the rest of his life and being all alone within a split second.  Louisa, on the other hand, is very outgoing and bubbly.  She is corny with her jokes, wears foolish outfits, and talks too much.   This story is all about how Will and Louisa, two completely different people and lifestyles, come together and learn how to teach one another despite their differences.  Although…

Eleanor and Park, review by Anna K.
Drama , Realistic Fiction , Young Adult / March 13, 2017

  Eleanor and Park, review  by Anna K. Moving to a new town and transferring to a different school is not the ideal situation for every highschooler, especially Eleanor. In the novel Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor is different than most of the students at her new school in the flats outside of Omaha; her strange clothes and curly red hair made her stand out from the crowd. Once she walks onto the bus on her first day, she takes a seat next to Park who also lives in her neighborhood. Park is one of the very few Koreans in this town, and he dresses in all black and stays relatively quiet in order to avoid bringing attention to himself.   Eleanor continues to take a seat next to Park as the school year moves forward. They finally break the barrier between them and realize that they both share the same interests. From the moment that Park lends Eleanor his comic books and cassette tapes, their relationship takes off. They both are able to recognize each other’s struggles and help each other out through their problems. From the first page of this novel, I knew that I would…

The Last Good Day of the Year, review by Kristen A.
Mystery , Realistic Fiction , Young Adult / March 13, 2017

The Last Good Day of the Year Book Review by Kristen A. “His hand was on the door handle now, and I knew the door was not locked.  I knew he was coming in.  I closed my eyes again.  I wanted to scream so badly, but I could barely breath.  All I felt was the cold rattle of panic in my gut and the hard beat of blood in my ears” (Warman 9).   The Last Good Day of the Year, written by Jessica Warman, tells a thrilling story of the events that occurred on New Year’s Eve, when a man kidnapped Turtle, the little sister of the main character, Sam.  Ten years later, there was still no hope that Turtle would ever return to her home, even though her alleged kidnapper, Stephen, was in jail for the crime.  As Sam retraces her steps the days and nights leading up to the abduction, only one thing seems plausible;  Stephen was in jail for a crime he did not commit.  But if he didn’t do it, then who did?   This book is filled with mystery and heartache, but honestly, it was too slow for my liking.  Although the detail and…