The Hidden Summer

In The Hidden Summer by Gin Phillips, Nell and her best friend Lydia’s mother have a fight they are told that they cannot hang out together anymore. But for Nell especially, being apart from Lydia is not an option. Gin Phillips makes the reader feel Nell and Lydia’s emotions as the 12 year olds figure out a way to work

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The River

The story begins in Brian’s apartment in new york city, after Derek arrives at Brian’s place with the idea of Brian and him traveling into the woods and learning about survival,(which Brian has done already). He has to decide if he wants to do it again after what happened last time. It takes some convincing, but after some thought, Brian

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Rapture

Golden wings as bright as the sun with white, fluorescent wings as soft as clouds. The book Rapture is the fifth breathtaking novel by Lauren Kate. It is about a group of sons and daughters from “Heaven and Hell” that must go on a journey to save the past, present, and future. From the beginning of time there has been

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Allegiant

Sixteen year old Tris and eighteen year old Tobias try to do what’s right, but the problem is that they don’t know what the right thing to do is. The book “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth is an action-packed story about a group of friends and enemies that try to escape a city of destruction. The two main characters; Tobias –

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Touch Blue

Imagine your whole life being washed away in an instance. Everyone you know stands up and leaves. Cynthia Lord’s book, TouchBlue, is about love and family. Tess Brookes and her family are awarded the honor of welcoming a foster child into their home to save their school. The Brookes live on an island right off of the coast of Maine.

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Mockingbird

“I don’t think I’m going to like it at all. I think it’s going to hurt. But after the hurt I think maybe something good and strong and beautiful will come out of it.” The book Mockingbird, written by Kathryn Erskine, tells the inspirational story of Caitlin Smith who loses her beloved brother, Devon, in a shooting at his school.

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The Cage

The Cage written by Ruth Minsky Sender, explains to us how Riva (The main character) and her 3 siblings were treated by the nazis. Sender writes from personal experience because she is one of few remaining holocaust survivor. As a result Riva is left to caring for her 3 younger brothers. On a daily basis, Riva was faced with searching

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Samurai Shortstop

When Emperor Meiji outlaws the ancient Samurai practice in the late 1800’s, Toyo Shimada has to find a perfect balance between cultural customs, and Besuboru, the sport he loves. Toyo is a 16 year old boy who loves to play baseball, but he is troubled by the suicide of his favorite uncle Koji. Although Koji’s death was meant to be

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An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green is a laugh out loud page turner that never had a dull moment. It takes place in a run down town in Tennessee called Gutshot. The two main characters are Colin and Hassan, both very awkward highschool boys. Colin is child prodigy grasping for the title of genius. Colin has been dumped exactly

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The Perfect Storm

Here in Marblehead Massachusetts we cherish the sea and the benefits it gives us but in Gloucester Massachusetts the men in this story live by it and for it. The Andrea Gail is a 72 foot steel hull longliner with a 365 horsepower turbocharged diesel engine and can get going up to 12 knots, they get the name longliners because

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