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In the book, If I Stay, the story involves a girl named Mia who is thrown into chaos when she and her family get into a fatal car crash, leaving her parents dead on impact and her brother and her fighting for their lives. The plot switches between the past and present, focusing on her passion for the cello and other aspects of her life that she loves. The music that she makes consumes her, which catches the eye of a guitarist named Adam. The t...

It all started with a bus seat, and Eleanor’s first day of school at a new high school. She is the new girl, with fiery red hair, a strange sense of style, and intelligence that radiates off of her. While Park is a secluded yet attractive guy, who has been stuck in the lulling life of high school. When these two meet, their differences attract each other and almost instantly life apart from each other seems unimaginable. Both have conflicts at...

In a dystopian world where the United States has been split into two warring halves, one half, known as The Republic, holds trials for their people to see how much use they can be. June Iparis and Day are the only two people to have ever gotten perfect trial scores of 1500, although one is revered as a prodigy, while the other is the nation’s most wanted criminal. Day, a poor boy from the slums, was thought to have failed his trial and been le...

Rashad and Quinn are two people with an astounding story, one being a victim of police brutality and the other watching with disbelief. It starts off with Rashad, an ROTC student, preparing for a party by going to see his brother for money. Along the way, he stops at a corner store to buy a bag of chips. This ends up fatal for him because he becomes a victim of police brutality when a white lady trips over him. As it turns out, Quinn was at Je...

Anna had a nice life in atlanta. She had a best friend, Bridgette, a younger brother, Sean, and a crush, Toph. Her mom and dad are divorced, and that’s the only problem. Eventually, her dad sends her to a boarding school in France for her senior year because he thinks it will be a good experience. Anna was dreadful and angered, because she didn’t want to leave her great life in Atlanta.   When she arrives at SOAP (School of Am...

In The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, Lina Mayfleet lives in the city of ember. A long time ago, the creators of the city sent them there, and nobody knows why. The first few decades, everything was going fine. They had electricity, lots of food, and lots of lightbulbs. However, as the years pass, quality of life in the city begins to decrease – they are running out light bulbs, the river generator is starting to not work, causing cityw...

The novel Looking for Alaska by John Green tells a story of a mainstream teenage boy, Miles Halter, and his adventures into what he believes is the unknown. Miles wants to explore something new in order to expand his experiences from his routine-like life. Culver Creek is the perfect escape for him. At his new boarding school, Miles quickly befriends his roomate, Chip Martin, or whom everyone called, The Colonel. Miles also receives a new nick...

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher tells the story leading up to the death of Hannah Baker, a girl who learns the hard way about how people can be so unpleasant. The story is told with a series of tapes, each dedicated to a person who affected her in a way that caused her to end up committing suicide. Clay Jensen receives these tapes one day and walks around at night, visiting the places that Hannah deemed part of her story. He acts as a narrat...

Everyday a different body. Everyday a different life. Everyday the same love. In the book Everyday by David Levithan, the main character is named “A.” Its life is extraordinary compared to the rest of his surroundings. Everyday, “A” wakes up in a different body. Because “A” occupies a variety of bodies day after day, it always wakes up in a different location within a 2-to-3 hour radius. “A”  has never had the experience to be in a person̵...

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The Cinder Series by Marissa Meyer It is 500 years in the future and all the countries have finally stopped fighting and everyone on Earth was allies with each other. By reading that, you’re probably thinking, “oh wow, this book sounds super peaceful then!” Wrong. Instead of fighting with each other, all Earthens now have a new enemy: the people on the moon, known as Lunars. The Lunars are controlled by their psychotic ruler, Queen Levana. Alt...

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The Last Good Day of The Year – Jessica Warman
Drama , Realistic Fiction , Young Adult / February 2, 2016

The first thing in the book is a word. Hiraeth. It means, “homesickness from home to which you cannot return, a home that maybe never was; nostalgia, yearning, grief for the lost paces of your past,” This one single word can probably be used to describe the meaning of the entire book. The Last Good Day of The Year is truly about missing and wanting something that can never be. The Last Good Day of The Year is a book writt...

Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
Action and Adventure , Romance , Sci-Fi , Young Adult / February 2, 2016

Carry On is a novel that is sort of a strange mixture of Twilight and Harry Potter.  Rainbow Rowell creates a universe of Mages, Vampires, Normals, and many other creatures. It starts off with a boy named Simon who is considered the chosen one, and the most powerful Mage of all time. Then there is his roommate, Baz, who may or may not be a vampire. The book is about two boys who, along with the help of Simon’s friends Penelope ...

Chains – Laurie Halse Anderson

Isabel is a thirteen-year old slave who works for the Locktons, a Loyalist family in Manhattan with her sister, Ruth, during the Revolutionary War. After a few weeks, Mrs.Lockton “gets rid of Ruth,” and Isabel is heartbroken, “All I had lost was everything” (197). During this time, England is taking over New York City, and Curzon, a slave, persuades Isabel to spy on her owners who have information about the British Invasion. Since sh...

Every Day – David Levithan
Mystery , Romance , Sci-Fi , Young Adult / October 13, 2015

In the novel Every Day by David Levithan, Levithan expresses, through the main character named “A,” what it’s like to live a different life everyday. “A” takes on the gender of a person into whom he jumps for that one day only.  Could you even imagine what it’s like to never wake up in the same body everyday, to never know which gender you’ll be, to never have the same friends, family? “. . . Imagine being homesick, but without havin...

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Choose Your Own Adventure / June 23, 2015

Please keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle and remain seated at all times. Hang on to your personal belongings, especially your hats and glasses, ’cause this here’s the wildest ride in the universe.  Grab a book, and strap in!!!!