The Weight of Water

  While her life seemed to be pulling her under, Kasienka found a way for her passion to keep her floating. Armed with a suitcase and a ratty laundry bag Kasienka and her mother, Ola, head to England in search for the husband and father who abandoned them. Kasienka is dragged around while her mother, who is very emotionally distraught,

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Let It Snow

Twinkling lights, wrapped presents, Christmas trees, Let it Snow is a love story between many people. Whether it’s friends or strangers we all have a special love and appreciation for an unexpected person in our life. Christmas is a special time in the year because we can strengthen the relationship with our families and feel loved. The three stories in

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Flowers For Algeron

Born with an incredibly low IQ, Charlie Gordon has been chosen for a surgery that scientists hope will increase his intelligence. Charlie is a dimwitted man in his thirties, and all he wants is to be like everybody else. Charlie’s upcoming operation has already successfully been tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. Shortly after the treatment takes effect, Charlie’s

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Because Of Savannah

  It is not easy to be a sixteen-year-old orphan. Dakota, the main character in Because of Savannah written by Sarah Patt, knows this all too well. Having lost her mother when she was young, Dakota faces more tragedy at age sixteen when her father dies too. Her future seems bleak until Dakota discovers that there is someone ready to

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Ungifted

Gordon Korman’s “Ungifted” is a story about a young boy who escapes danger in the weirdest way. The word gifted has never applied to Donovan Curtis, more like below average and don’t try this at home. Donovan is tall, dumb, and street smart. His friend Noah Youkilis is short, a super genius and socially awkward. The book starts at Hardcastle

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Fifteen Love

Maggie Anderson and her twin sister Bella are a doubles team destined for tennis greatness. They’ve just started their freshman year at Beachwood Academy and it seems like a career in tennis is within their sights. But when Maggie misses a practice and wrongly gets kicked off the team, both Bella and her parents, are very disappointed. Bella, the more

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Travels with Charley

In 1960 John Steinbeck buys a custom made pickup truck and prepares his poodle Charley to go on an adventure. Traveling America from the tip of Maine to San Francisco, he  rediscovers the country he has been writing about for years. Rocinante is his beloved truck and Charley is his cherished French poodle. Charley, his poodle, is a very social

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Dead Girls Don’t Lie

In the book Dead Girls Don’t Lie, by Jennifer Shaw Wolf, long time best friends, Jaycee and Rachel, drift apart, only to be united on the worst and possibly last day of their lives. In the months before they started drifting apart, Rachel changed in many ways, and everyone noticed. She wore different clothes, did her hair in different ways,

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The Thing About Luck

Summer’s family is faced with losing their home; consequently Summer and her family  go and work for the Parker family cutting wheat. Summer is a twelve year old girl who is a hard worker and will never give up on someone or something. Her brother, Jaz, is intense and will persevere through any job. Her grandmother is sassy, sarcastic, and

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