Eclipse

“With ice in my heart, I watched him prepare to defend me.  His intense concentration betrayed no hint of doubt, though he was outnumbered.  I knew that we could expect no help – at this moment, his family was fighting for their lives just as surely as he was for ours.” Stephenie Meyer’s Eclipse, the third book of the Twilight

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Searching for Sky

Visualize being transported from a quiet island, that had only two people at the time dwelling on it, to a peculiar place where the population is thirty eight million. You only know the boy you thought loved you, and a woman you only just met who says she is your grandmother. In this cleverly written book, objects and people are

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Can’t Look Away

On a typical day in Colorado, Torrey Grey is shooting another one of her popular fashion videos. When she asks her sister, MIranda, to film her, she runs away and Miranda was run over by a drunk driver while crossing the crosswalk. The book Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner follows Torrey Grey as she tries to deal with her

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Sleepaway Girls

Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita is about a girl, named Sam Montgomery who does not want to spend the summer with her best friends new power couple “Malomark”. Sam decides to become independent and makes a decision to go to summer camp. She meets new friends and even develops a crush on her friend Cole. Sam’s enemy, Ashley is bratty,

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The It Girl

The It Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar is about a girl named Jenny who has a mischievous past. She is ready to start a new life, school and most importantly a “New Jenny.” Jenny Humphrey is starting at Waverly, a boarding school in New York where most wealthy people go to. Throughout the book, Jenny is determined to leave her

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The Giver

In The Giver, Lois Lowry creates an emotionless world, where there is no conflict, no love, no pain and where no one ever starves. But when a boy named Jonas is given feelings, affection, and anger, he sets out to change the world. Lois Lowry’s The Giver made me philosophize about the meaning of life in ways that I never

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An American Plague

An American Plague written by Jim Murphy is the horrific yet inspiring story of the people of Philadelphia fighting the dreaded Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793.  When reading the book, I was shocked to see what the citizen considered “healthy”.  The sewers were above ground and when it rained all the dead and decaying animal carcasses washed into the sewers

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Matched

Matched, by Ally Condie is the first book in a series and is a romance novel about a dystopian world where you are matched with people to spend the rest of your life with, but one person disagrees with that rule. At the beginning of the book, Cassia, the main character has a problem with her match because it isn’t

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Anything But Typical

Anything But Typical was the title that caught my attention and pulled me into the mind of Jason Blake, an autistic 12 year old.  Nora Raleigh Baskin, the author of Anything But Typical, has created a world in which this neurotypical boy lives in nightmare.  “I am like a leaf on a river, riding along the top of the water,

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I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiography by Maya Angelou, is a touching story about Maya’s coming of age as an insecure colored girl in southern Missouri during the 1930s and later in California during the 1940s. This woeful yet comical story takes you through every hardship and success she has gone through. Maya and her older brother

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