The Keyper

In the gloomy, mysterious, and personal story called The Keeper, by Mal Peet, a man named Paul Faustino must interview one of the best goalkeepers of all time, El Gato. When Faustino first sees El Gato, he thought he looked very mean and strong, El Gato was about 6 feet tall and four inches and a little overweight. When Paul

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The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin’s The Thing About Jellyfish is an intriguing story about a 7th grade girl named Suzy who has an unusual perspective on the world. This story takes place in a normal town. Most of the story concerns Suzy’s house and her school. Suzy likes to think about the more important things in life; like her education, rather than makeup

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Before I Fall

Imagine having a perfect life, a perfect family, the perfect friends, and a perfect boyfriend, then one day it all disappears. Samantha Kingston, the character created by Lauren Oliver in the book Before I Fall, has everything a girl could want, or so she thinks. Samantha thinks popularity is all she needs in life but after one fateful day she

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When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead, is a compelling book that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.  When Miranda and her best friend Sal enter the 6th grade, they are prepared for the chaos and crazy people of New York City.  But when events like when Sal is punched in the face and the apartment key

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Catalyst

Catalyst, a novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, is the remarkable story of a high schooler named Kate who learns plenty of new things about herself as well as others.  Kate is a straight-A science and math geek, a long distance runner, a reluctant family caretaker,  and a minister’s daughter. She believes that she can manage her own life, but when

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The Running Dream

     Wendelin Van Draanen’s The Running Dream was an engrossing and emotional story. After losing her bottom part of her leg in a bus accident, a high schooler, Jessica Carlisle, was told by the doctors that she would never run again. Saddened by this news, Jessica refused to do anything and moped for several weeks. On top of all

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My Life With the Liars

Zylynn has grown up in “the light”, and has always been taught that the only mother is god and the only father is Prophet.  The Light is a compound in Arizona that Zylynn and many other children and adults have been raised and living in their whole life. But when she is taken away from the Light her only home,

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A Man Called Ove

      Ove drives a Saab, loves cars, is fifty-nine years old, and just wants to die.  He does not like people who drive in the ‘motor vehicles prohibited zone’, or people who own Volvos, American, French, and Japanese cars, or people who cannot back up trailers.  Fredrik Backman’s, A Man Called Ove shows the reader that even Ove,

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The Great Unexpected

Twigs, leaves, nuts, acorns, and even small branches are all very ordinary things to fall out of trees, but when Naomi Deane was taking a walk one summer evening, something quite out of the ordinary fell on her from a tree, a boy. The Great Unexpected  by Sharon Creech is a fictional book told by Naomi Deane as she and

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