Friday, May 17, 2019
Oh my goodness! What Tara went through in life and not knowing better with her family is scary. How this young woman got out of the situation that she was in is amazing. I'm getting this for my high school library.
Written by the same author who wrote the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, this is a different genre involving both science fiction and romance. It's fine for high school libraries. I enjoyed the concepts and conspiracies. It's a good read and audiobook, enjoy.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
I learned a lot reading this book. A young girl is not happy with how she looks because of messages she gets from her father and school mates. She goes to extremes to change her skin. Some are dangerous and hurtful to herself. She also learns to make friends with a new girl and find out who she can trust and can't trust. Her father's lies also come out to the open. It's a good book for any school library. A good read and a good audio book.
An incredible woman who doesn't cave under pressure. Brave and bold, charming and determined. The atrocities of the Nazis during World War II are revealed as Odette's story is unfolded. Not an easy read when it comes to the torture but the love and respect between her and fellow spy Peter Churchill is touching. A true story and a must for any adult library. The audio book also very good.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
A very raw story about life as the youngest girl and the pressures of her family places on her as she is trying to find herself. A very realistic story. Some f bombs and she ends up having a physical relationship with a boy. It's a good read. A powerful story.
The audio book really captures a feel for an old west type life in this alternative historical fantasy that has zombies known as shufflers in this story. A very clever book and great drama. Fine for any high school library. Enjoy.
Think the Talented Mr. Ripley meets Young Adult literature and you get one very psychological thriller. Jule is a very clever girl. A very dangerous girl. A very deadly girl. You don't want her for a friend because she is so dangerous. It's a real page turner. Audio book also very good.
I have new respect for the FBI. I would like to say thank you to all agents who help protect the US and citizens of the US. This is a good read. Maybe a bit much for high school. But a good read for adults to learn from. The audio book also very good. It's scary what real life can come up with.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
It's a good series and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. It's a page turner and good for young readers in elementary and middle school. Add this to your library.
A mother can be a non relation. And Roz is different from any other robot created. She helps out on the farm but her heart is yearning to be back on her old island and with her animal family. It's a good read for young people. Enjoy.
Monday, April 22, 2019
I liked this book. It's a picture book of Shane and his situation. It's a book that is honest and positive and explains his life. I would like to add this to my high school library. Granted it is geared to younger students but I think it is important to add to high school students as well.
Family dysfunction, relationships that are challenging. Looking for a mother who will help her grow up instead of tearing her down. Boys who harass girls. How does she communicate with her family? Especially when her words are burned up. It's a good read. Audio book also very good.
Fine for high school libraries. Just be aware, it can be painfully true.
It reminds me of Emma by Jane Austen, in that Ivy gets involved with other peoples business. It's not that Ivy is doing it on purpose, she wants to help them. Sometimes it works and sometimes it backfires. It's cute. It also talks about social media and responsibility. It's not a perfect book. Not my first choice but it's fine for teens.
It's a great series. Charlotte has had a troubled past. She is part of the Holmes legacy, she has also had to fight addictions. She is very smart with a tortured past growing up with a stern father bordering on physically and emotionally abusive. She can also solve mysteries. It's a good read. Fine for high school libraries.
It's a great series filled with politics and fighting. Fallon is a strong female character who drives this story. Lesley Livingston can tell a fine story. Fine for any high school library. Enjoy.
I hope a book three will be created. It's a travel story to a different time and different world. Romantically written and full of mystery. It's a good read and also a good listen too. Enjoy. Fine for any high school library.
A magical story with a bit of romance. A great story with dark evil that steals people away or brings them back changed and dangerous.A girl who finds out what she really is and how she helps battle evil.
This is a very hard read. It's difficult to read knowing that these events are happening. Even though this story is fictional, the author has done a good job researching the slave labor of harvesting cacao pods in the process of making chocolate. A must add to any school library.
This is a thriller that is also a page turner. It's creepy and bloody. Think Friday the 13th horror movies meets Nightmare on Elm Street with a different type of nightmares. There is a dark entity that is evil and feeds off of young girls by killing them. To get these victims, he has a family of women who bring these victims to him. It's a dark story that is really creepy. It's also fine for high school libraries. You feel for each of the three key girls in the story. The author does a good job of helping us understand each girl.
This is a great read. A good read about a difficult time and the friendship that endures even when there is a falling out. It's dealing with the ghosts of the past and facing the pain hidden under so many emotional scabs. A infant baby boy who is black is found in the river. The baby is dead. A secret room in the family manor with a baby crib from the past that is discovered by a young woman. And the story of a charm. It's a great read. The audio book also very good.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
It's a good book to add to high school libraries. Good for when you have students who have family members are working on their sobriety. It's not easy for teens to juggle all sorts of problems. Add this to your collection.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
If you have ever had a dog from puppy to adulthood, or just adopted a dog, you know how they become such an important part of your life. And then, sadly, the dog no longer is there. This book, is beautifully done, capturing the feelings and emotions that go with missing a dog. A special dog, I think that this book would be good for all ages, even adult. A must add to the library.