Friday, April 16, 2010
Now Blake is sucked into the world of Marissa. Marissa is living with her grandma because of her mom's meth habit. When she sees Blake's picture, she begs him to help her find her mother.
So what happens when a guy starts hanging out with a "girl" friend? Especialy when he already has a girlfriend? The rumor mill starts grinding away, creating drama where there shouldn't be any drama. What will happen if he messes up? How long can Shannon believe there's nothing going on between Blake and Marissa? What will she do when she sees the pictures?
Friday, April 9, 2010
Connor gets into too many fights. His parents are planning a vacation to the Bahamas while he is getting unwound. Risa isn't good enough. She lives in a State Home. New babies are coming in, and if you aren't good enough, you get unwound. Lev is a tithe. In his religion, God is given ten percent of all a person possesses. Lev is the tenth child, he is going to be unwound as a way of giving back to God. Being a "tithe" is a great honor, and Lev is proud of his status. That changes when a crazy guy grabs him and takes him on a wild trip.
With short chapters and lots of suspense, this is a book you won't want to put down.
AWARDS: Evergreen Young Adult Book Award Winner - 2010, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers - 2008
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Why would beautiful Hannah Baker kill herself? And why has Clay Jensen gotten a package of cassette tapes addressed to the people who had a part in Hannah's life and death? When Clay gets the "package" he is warned to listen to the tapes and follow the map that explains why Hannah Baker decided that life wasn't worth living or risk having his part in her death exposed to everyone in their small town. The story told in her own words make him both thoughtful and sand. Could he have changed her mind?
AWARDS: ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers - 2008, VOYA - 2008