The Forgetting

Kathryn’s Pick: The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron “The past is never really gone. It only lies in wait for you, remembered or forgotten.” After browsing for an E-book on our Overdrive site, I stumbled upon The Forgetting. I am so happy that I did. This novel follows our young heroine, Nadia, who lives in the…

The Giver

Dallas’ Pick: The Giver by Lois Lowry Lois Lowery did a wonderful job on this classic novel. I have recently read a newer young adult book Matched by Ally Condie that was so similar to this classic novel I was shocked. You can clearly see where Condie got her inspiration from and I can’t say…

13 Reasons Why

Dallas’ Pick: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher After reading this book my first thought is simply, WOW! The writing in Jay Asher provides us with is absolutely amazing. The creativeness and emotion he demonstrated in his writing is one that is hard for a lot of authors to accomplish. Now if you are like…

The Maze Runner

Dallas’ Pick: The Maze Runner by James Dashner By now I feel like most people have read this book series or watched the movies, me being me, I have not done either until recently. For starters I thought the book progressed slowly and it was not too exciting until about halfway through. It did speed…

Wonder

Dallas’ Pick: Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Juvenile Fiction) With all the hype of the new movie coming out I decided to see what made Wonder so interesting to the school age group. This is another book that I had no idea what it was even about but I picked it up for its popularity. I…

Project Semicolon

Dallas’ Pick: Project Semicolon by Amy Bleul The Semicolon project started in 2013 to help people battling with mental illness. The Semicolon represents that it may be bad right now but does not mean this has to be the end just like in grammar, a semicolon means the thought is not over.  Over the years…

If I Stay

Dallas’ Pick: If I Stay by Gayle Forman Oh goodness where to begin. First off within the first five minutes of reading you are going to want to put the book down, cry, and go hug your parents. If I stay is about a girl named Mia who is in a terrible car wreck involving…

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas

Dallas’ Pick: The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne One of the most interesting times to me is World War II and the holocaust. I originally watched this movie a few years ago on Netflix and it was really well done. I was a little skeptical to read the book because I did…

Ana’s Story

Dallas’ Pick: Ana’s Story by Jenna Bush By the age of sixteen Ana has had a child, lived with four different relatives, found out she has HIV AIDS, outlived her mother and father, been sexually assaulted, abused, and lived in two different group homes. This book is a nonfiction book but the names were changed…

Turtles All the Way Down

Dallas’ Pick: Turtles all the way Down by John Green One of the main reasons I picked this book up to begin with is because the title is so strange, just so you know it has nothing to do with turtles. Also I love John Greens writing, I have read most of his books so…