When the Islanders first started getting sick, nobody was overly concerned. Sixteen-year-old Kaelyn felt confident that her father and the other experts at the hospital would take care of things. People got sick all of the time and then they got better. But as more and more previously healthy people went into the hospital
Saving, spending, borrowing money. Any questions you have about money are revealed in The Secret Life of Money by Kira Vermond. Does money truly make the world go round? Is it better to borrow money or to save up ahead of time? Find out how credit
Shana would do anything for her best friend Carrie, even if it means breaking the law by lying under oath. She thought that she was doing the right thing by saving her friend from a molester but soon she starts to doubt her choice and wonders i
“October Schwartz is not dead,” though she’s pale enough to look like she might be, and she does spend a lot of time hanging out in her local cemetery. In fact, she spends so much time alone in the cemetery, daydreaming of zombies, that she finds herself responsible for the raising of five dead teenagers who reluctantly agree to hang out with her despite the fact that she is not, in fact, dead.
Which faction would you choose on your sixteenth birthday? Amity, because you’re the peacekeeper in your family or Candor, because you’re honest and you know you can’t lie? No clue what I’m talking about? Then you haven’t read the exciting, heart pounding, sci fi dystopian thriller Divergent by Veronica Roth.
This book reminds me a bit of the panel discussion we had during the Indie Media Fair on the rise of citizen journalism.
At first glance, Jerry Spinelli's Crash would seem to deal in stereotypes: the high school football hero who knocks down everyone in his path; and the classic schoolyard victim, a funny-looking boy who proves an all too easy target for the jock's roughshod bullying. But the dorky vegetarian possesses his own unique dignity; and the hard boiled jock discovers private reserves of moral courage. Spinelli's funny, moving story about an unlikely friendship is unexpectedly subtle and wise, not unlike its title character.
Jay Z's book Decoded is a great story - part biography, part rhymes, part American Dream but with a full dose of reality. I did not expect to enjoy this book a
Need a book to ring in the spring? Try the fun and hilarious book Love, Inc by Yvonne Collins about three girls who start 'Project Payback', a dating revenge service, after finding out they have been triple-timed by charming Eric.