Wonder

Wonder is a book about a young boy named August who was born with facial deformities. After being home schooled up until he was in fourth grade, his parents decided it was time for him to go to a normal school. Although his first school year at Beecher Prep had had a rough start, Auggie makes some great friends and

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Holes

Holes by Louis Sachar and is a story about Stanley Yelnats IV, who found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Stanley’s dad is an inventor. He is trying to find the solution for foot odor. Stanley was walking home on the last day of school when something fell out of the sky and hit him on his

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Escape From Memory

While playing with hypnotism at a slumber party, Kira has a vision of herself fleeing from a war-torn country with her mother and speaking a language she can’t identify. She tries mercilessly to glean information about these memories from her mother but fails to obtain any answers that satisfy her. Just days later her mother suddenly disappears and a woman

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Sit Stay Love

“I fall for every dog I meet, but this time it’s different.”  In the book Sit, Stay, Love by J. J. Howard, a girl named Cecilia lives with her father and works everyday after school at Orphan Paws Shelter. One day a cute pug arrives at the shelter, he is injured and hurt. she names him Potato and loves him

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Everything Everything

   I lived every single moment with Madeline Whittier, an eighteen-year-old girl locked up in her painfully simple home as a result of her diagnosis of SCID, a Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. This specific disease is a group of possibly deadly inherited disorders of the immune system, or, as Madeline calls it, “bubble baby disease,” where she is allergic to basically

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All The Bright Places

When Violet Markey’s older sister passes away in a fatal car accident, Violet is lost. Theodore Finch’s father left him and his sisters Kate and Decca when he was younger. Now his sunday dinners with Dad and visits to the school guidance counselor allow him to have no friends with little question from his mom.   Violet is not sure

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Chew On This

You sit down at a McDonalds to eat a hamburger, fries, and a soda, the classic American fast food meal. In Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson’s book, Chew On This, the secrets behind why that burger, fries, and soda tastes like they do, are revealed. The authors write about the kids who are lured to these restaurants because of the

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Two Summers

When Summer Everett makes a last minute decision, her life splits in two. In one life, she travels to Paris, France, to spend the summer with her father. In the other, she stays at home and takes her aunt’s photography class. In both summers, she will fall in love, but a terrible family secret kept from her for years will

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Modern Romance

The book Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari dares to make finding love in the age of Tinder and Match.com less confusing than a breakup text. Before diving headfirst into the topic of online dating and communicating over text, Ansari explores dating in earlier and simpler ages. He compares the reasons for getting married nowadays to in the 1900s. For example,

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