Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock Told in three separate voices, dreamy Claire, seventeen, with her complicated home and love life, shy Max, also seventeen, a state senator’s son whose parents are too focused on the next election to see his pain, and twenty-one-year-old paranoid schizophrenic Barkley, teeter on the brink of destruction.
March 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Books
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith Diligently chronicling colorful versions of his family’s history, 16-year-old Austin and his best friend, Robby, accidentally trigger a disaster that could potentially destroy humanity by unleashing an army of giant praying mantises on their small hometown, a catastrophe they evaluate from inside an underground bunker.
February 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · Books
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool An adventure of two boys’ incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.
February 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Books
Until It Hurts to Stop by Jennifer R. Hubbard A former victim of middle school bullying, seventeen-year-old Maggie struggles to navigate the high school world of love and friendships, finding solace in her love of hiking.
February 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Books
Shadows by Robin McKinley While in the midst of suspecting that her mother’s Old World boyfriend, Val, is practicing illegal magic, Maggie meets and falls in love with Casimir, who believes he knows the truth about Val’s magic and who Maggie must rely on in the face of world-changing events.