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Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

After breaking his teacher's nose on the first day of 9th grade, Junior decides to leave the reservation and go to school at the white high school. True, funny and heartbreaking.

Highly Recommended
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

Ivy discovers a disturbing secret in her small, Pennsylvania town that stems from a curse of excessive mother-love.

The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelluci and Jim Rugg

After a terrorist attack, Jane's parents decide that Metro City is too dangerous and they need to move to the suburbs. In between dealing with her PTSD and her overprotective mother, Jane manages to find some like-minded friends and they start P.L.A.I.N.- People Loving Arts in Neighborhoods.

Highly Recommended

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Bella is still human and her vampire boyfriend and werewolf best friend are still vying for her undivided attention.

Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

Katie thinks she has the perfect life: popularity, a football player boyfriend and even a drama hottie on the side. Unfortunately it's all built on a web of lies and when Tommy Sullivan comes back into town, the web starts to unravel.

Highly Recommended
El Principe de la Niebla por Carlos Ruiz Zafon

When Max's father drags his family to a seaside town to escape the pressures of WWII, they think it will be pretty boring. As soon as they arrive in the train station, strange things start happening. Soon Max and his older sister are involved in a creepy mystery that has their lives in danger.

Highly Recommended

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Good Girls by Laura Ruby

Audrey is the over-achieving. good girl until a picture of a private moment is leaked to the entire school, including her parents. Now she has to figure out what it means to be "good" and if it's really all it's cracked up to be.

Highly Recommended
Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty

Jessica Darling has graduated from college and is attempting to live her dream in NYC. She has no full-time job, is sharing a bunk bed with Hope and now has one week to make a life-changing decision: accept Marcus' marriage proposal or not.

Highly Recommended
I Hate Myself and Want to Die: the 52 most depressing songs you've ever heard
by Tom Reynolds

Despite what you might think from the title, this book is hilarious. Tom Reynolds dissects what he thinks are the most hideously depressing songs ever recorded leading up to the "Perfect Storms."

Highly Recommended

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Summer Reading (June, July, & August):

Saint Dale by Sharyn McCrumb
The Accidental Florist by Jill Churchill
Invisible by Pete Hautman
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
Secret Society Girl: an ivy league novel by Diana Peterfreund
Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Pedro and Me by Judd Winick
Ultimate X-Men: Tomorrow People, Volume 1 by Mark Millar and Adam Kubert
Mars, Volume 1 by Fuyumi Soryo
100 Demons by Lynda Barry
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (recorded for
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (recorded for
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (recorded for
This is Chick-Lit edited by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Fables For the Frivolous by Guy Wetmore Carryl (recorded for
Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot
What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ethan, Suspended by Pamela Ehrenberg

When Ethan is suspended from school, his mom sends him to stay with his grandparents in Washington, DC. Soon he's dealing with being the only white kid at Parker Junior High and his parent's separation. Will he ever find his place?

Highly Recommended
The Prestige by Christopher Priest

A 19th century magicians' feud has unintended consequences that affect future generations.

Highly Recommended
Cupcake by Rachel Cohn

The third book about Cyd Charisse. CC has graduated high school and moved in with her half-brother in NYC. She is supposed to go to culinary school but she keeps getting distracted, even with her soul-mate Shrimp far away in New Zealand.

Highly Recommended

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

You can do a lot of things in nineteen minutes, like saving a life or taking one.

Highly Recommended
Devilish by Maureen Johnson

Jane and Allison are outcasts at their Catholic girls' school until Allison is made an offer that she can't refuse.

Highly Recommended
13 Little blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

When Ginny's eccentric Aunt dies, she leaves her 13 envelopes and instructions that will take her on a life-changing journey.

Highly Recommended
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

When Nina comes back from the first summer she's ever spent apart from her best friends Mel and Avery, she is not too surprised that their relationship has changed. She just doesn't realize how much.

Highly Recommended