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…

They Both Die at the End

Kathryn’s Pick: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera “You may be born into a family, but you walk into friendships. Some you’ll discover you should put behind you. Others are worth every risk.” – Adam Silvera, They Both Die at the End Adam Silvera hides nothing with this title yet, after reading…

Far From the Tree

Cori’s Pick: Far From the Tree by Robin Benway In November, Far From the Tree by Robin Benway was announced as the winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.  (to see the winning titles of the other three categories, visit http://www.nationalbook.org).  After taking a look to see what it was all…

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…

The Wrath and The Dawn

Kathryn’s Pick: The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh The Wrath and The Dawn is a beautiful, twisted, and imaginative retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. Luckily, I was not familiar with the original story so I went into this with an unbiased mind and came out loving it! This novel is set…

Turtles All the Way Down

Cori’s Pick: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green I LOVED The Fault In Our Stars.  And when I say loved, I mean it moved me to tears.  I loved it so much I refused to watch the movie because I knew there was no way I could love the movie nearly as much…