Monday, July 31, 2006

Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

When three totally different teenage girls get thrown together in Georgia peach orchard, anything can happen and it probably will.

Highly Recommended
Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty

The latest installment of Jessica Darling's story takes us to Columbia while Marcus Flutie is off at Buddhist college in California. Jessica's trials and tribulations include: falling for a married man and trying to figure out how to fund college when her parents cut her off. Hilarious and real.

Highly Recommended
Sixteen: stories about that sweet and bitter birthday Edited by Megan McCafferty

17 stories by some of the best YA writers around, including Zoe Trope, Carolyn Mackler and Steve Almond. Includes a new Jessica Darling story.

Highly Recommended
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women looks like your typical girls' boarding school except for one thing, they train spies! Cammie Morgan (AKA The Chameleon) is not just a student, she's the headmistress' daughter and her sophomore year is about to bring her first and possibly most dangerous mission: falling in love.

Highly Recommended

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Party Princess & Sweet Sixteen Princess by Meg Cabot

Volumes VII and VII 1/2 of the Princess Diaries

A musical about Genovia, student gov't debt, her boyfriend acting cold and her grandmother's bid to get her on My Super Sweet Sixteen are just some of Mia's adventures in these latest two installments.

Highly Recommended
Confessions of a Super Mom by Melanie Lynne Hauser

A fun read about a divorced, stay-at-home mom who develops super powers after a horrible Swiffer accident.

March by Geraldine Brooks

March tells the other side of the Little Women story, that of the March girls' father. This is a wonderfully written and compelling story of Mr. March's experience as a chaplain in the Union Army.

Highly Recommended
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

A well-researched and interesting history of the Stratemeyer Syndicate and their role in the creation of Nancy Drew. But the Syndicate wasn't solely responsible for the character development and popularity of Nancy Drew and documenting the other authors and influences is where is book excels.

Highly Recommended

Friday, July 07, 2006

Sloppy Seconds by Megan McCafferty

Jessica Darling is back! It's her Senior year now but she's still as angst-filled as ever. From 9/11 to deciding on a college to He Who Must Not Be Named, she definitely has her hands full.

Highly Recommended