Looking for Lovely

Dallas’ Pick: Looking for Lovely by Annie F Downs Have you ever been so down in the dumps and just didn’t know where to turn? Looking for Lovely has you covered. Annie Downs is a Christian writer who has been through pretty much every negative event you could think of. Between addictions to death to…

Courage for Beginners

Dallas’ Pick: Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington Imagine you are a twelve year old girl whose father is in the hospital in a coma, mother is afraid to leave the house, and you have to take care of the house and younger sister. As a seventh grader Mysti’s best friend has decided it is…

The Problem with Forever

Dallas’ Pick: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout “’Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’” This quote is actually from the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, but it plays such a significant role in The…

Warcross

Dallas’ Pick: Warcross by Marie Lu If you believe technology is taking over our world, just wait until you enter into the world of Warcross. A world where glasses that transport you into games, where using your skills is a must, and hackers run wild. Emika Chen living on scraps and barely making a living…

Identical

Dallas’ Pick: Identical by Ellen Hopkins The writing style in this book is very different then what most people find familiar. The entire book is written in poem format. This gives you the chance to slow down and enjoy the storyline, instead of rushing through the book and missing important details. The narrator also changes…

All Fall Down

Dallas’ Pick: All Fall Down By Ally Carter Imagine you are thirteen years old and the most traumatic thing has already happened to you. Would you be glad it is over or would that single moment in your life haunt you forever? For Grace unfortunately that moment haunted her for the rest of her life….

Booked

Dallas’ Pick: Booked By Kwame Alexander This entire book is written entirely in poems. I thought this was very interesting for a children’s book considering the way you have to slow down to read it to fully understand the stories.  The story of Booked is narrated by a young boy dealing with divorce of his…

Carve the Mark

Dallas’ Pick: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Veronica Roth is well known for her work in the Divergent series which I was a huge fan of. Well, she has come out with another young adult fantasy novel. Once you get in order the strange names, groups, and places it is actually a very good…

Who is Walt Disney

Dallas’ Pick: Who is Walt Disney By: Whitney Stewart (Juvenile nonfiction) This is one of the first non-fiction books I have read in a while, and I can honestly say I enjoyed it. I just recently as an adult fell in love with Disney; movies, books, parks, everything. Who was Walt Disney is a biography…

Looking for Alaska

Dallas’ Pick: Looking for Alaska By: John Green  John Green has come out with another book that grabs our emotions and ties them in knots.  This book was actually published in 2005, seven years before The Fault in our Stars. Nobody had really heard of John Green as an author so it was not as…

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941

Dallas’ Pick: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941 By: Lauren Tarshis (Juvenile) This is actually a book in a complete series known as the “I Survived “series. All of the books are fiction but they are all based on true historical events and places. The great thing about this series is there is…

Penguin Problems

Dallas’ Pick: Penguin Problems by: Jory John Oh my goodness, this is probably the funniest children’s book I have ever read! The title is what made me pick up this book to begin with; it is just fun to say. As I began to read it and learn about this penguin that has such a…