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Daily Archives: June 1, 2016

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher ** Mature content An original recipe created by Jay Asher leaving me sandwiched between emotions! You may want to skip the cookies for this one and go straight for the whole tub of ice cream….. Depressing at times, relatable at others, and utterly shocked by the climactic, final recording, Hannah narrates her experiences in a series of sequential events involving her peers, parties, and high school dilemmas of 13 people who affected her decision to commit suicide. Why You Will Like It Told from the unique perspective of numerous cassette tape recordings, Hannah Baker’s…

Cloaked

Cloaked by Alex Flinn Don’t let the fairy-tale theme distract you from the essence of this comical story. Cloaked is not just a cheesy book for girly girls. What it’s About: Told from 17-year-old Johnny’s perspective on South Beach, where he owns his family shoe shop; he is offered a large amount of money from a famously, hot princess, who needs his help to break a curse. Johnny embarks on a quest to solve this frog-napping, save his family business, and get the girl in the end. He leads this magic rescue mission…

Dreamland

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen **I recommend Dreamland if you are someone who can handle mature content among teen relationships. Sixteen-year-old Caitlin narrates this story about the uncontrollable dating world she gets sucked into by a seductive boy, Rogerson. What it’s About: The plot starts out with an intense family issue that takes place right from the get-go, which Caitlin has to cope with. Caitlin is close to her family and is that simple character you will like because she is not annoying. She’s in that middle crowd many teens can relate to; not stuck…

Dorothy Must Die

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige In Dorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm comes to the rescue in this quirky take on the classic version Wizard of Oz. The creepy twist comes mid-plot when Amy is chosen to represent a rebellion against the ruler of Oz, who is actually Dorothy, not the Wicked Witch of the West! The struggle is real for Amy in her day to day high school life and she never dreamed she would be teaming with a band of flying monkies and prepping for battle….. #sobrave! Dorothy’s vicious entourage of the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and…

The Outsiders

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Warning: Blast from the YA Lit of Amazing-Past This book is a book that will stay with you the rest of your life. I read it in 8th grade and have never forgotten its impact on me. Then, I watched the movie and besides falling in love with Matt Dillon at a young age, became enthralled with such a simple, yet, real life plot that signifies the coming of age in tough times. Why you will like it: Ponyboy (main character name = Pony + boy : #random, #classic, #brilliant) is one of the most famous…