Various Young Adult Titles by Various

Picture this: You, leaving the library (or bookstore) with nothing but a washed up torn “book,” the same one your mom probably read. Now, you will have to spend the next few terrible weeks trying to get interested in this ugly pack of papers. Happened to you before? Do you find yourself in this position before? Oh, come on. We know you’ve read all the big names; Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, the Twilight saga, and the Hunger Games. So we’ve got an antidote for your little reading problem. Here’s a miniscule list for you, made by us, based on the topics and books you love in order from easiest t ...

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird A classic, a tale that lives on throughout the years, grasps the hearts of readers, and presents an unforgettable story. To Kill a Mockingbird is just that, a classic that will take readers on a journey of a man’s struggle to find justice in a town filled of prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy. Harper Lee’s meaningful story appeals to readers of all times. This tale is about how people treat others and about being prejudice. Tom Robinson, a local black man, is accused of rape of a white woman. Atticus Finch is the defense lawyer for Mr. Robinson, but after pleading his ...

The Shack by William P. Young

In the best-selling novel, The Shack, William P. Young takes you on the journey of one man’s depression, suffering, and finally the hope that he finds in the place that harbors his most horrifying memories. Mackenzie (known as Mack by his friends and family) has what he calls The Great Sadness hanging over his head. This never-ending depression is caused by the murder of his six-year-old daughter, Missy. Years later, after most of the family has “moved on”, Mack receives a note. The note invites him back to the worn-down abandoned shack where his daughter was murdered. Mack has reason to be ...

Acceptable Risk

Acceptable Risk is a novel by Robin Cook, who writes about the latest medical controversies. If this book hadn't been recommended, I probably would not have read it. But I'm glad it was, because I loved it. Robin Cook confronts one of the most important issues of our time, personality-altering drugs and the controversies they raise. The story, set in the present, is written in the third-person point of view and the main character, Kim, is very shy and unsure of herself. Her cousin hooks her up with his friend, Edward, who is sort of a geeky scientist. On their first date they go out to din ...

Bronx Masquerade

How would you feel if someone you didn't know was judging you? Tyrone Bittings has a bad habit of judging others before he gets to know them. Tyrone has had a tough life, his dad abused him and his mom, and then he abandoned them! To top it all off, Tyrone has to start at a new school this year, high school. It is the last place he wants to be. The students at his new high school all come from different backgrounds; they have a tendency to judge one another. They all come together in their one class. English. As soon as they begin their first unit in their English class, everything changes. ...

The Farther You Run

Many people have trepidations about reading sequelsto inspirational novels like A Time For Dancing, and I'll admit I was one ofthem. When I opened The Farther You Run and saw a new character's name on thefirst page, even I was fearful of the story to come. I found, however, that whenreading an author as good as Hurwin, I had nothing to fear. A Time ForDancing is about two best friends, and how their love for dance and a tight bondaffect their lives. When tragedy strikes and Samantha and Juliana are put in atough situation, a lot happens that has readers laughing, crying and bubblingover with ...

A Child Called It

When I first saw this book at the library I thought it would be just another one of those books with the cover made to get the readers attention, but it was more than that. From the first page to the last, my eyes were glued, I couldn’t let go of the book. I was actually told to put it down in class, that’s how good the book was. Reading this book is so heart breaking and so sad. I was determined to read the whole book so I could find out what the future would be like, if he was going to be able to live for the future. This little 7 or 8-year-old boy, was always being abused by his abusive a ...

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

What consequences do you face when you act on impulse? Three very different teenagers brought together by their mutual death wishes meet in a psychiatric treatment center. Tony, Vanessa, and Conner all tried to end their lives in different ways for different reasons. They're as surprised as anyone that they become a tight-knit group. Tony is a gay guy from the wrong side of the tracks, Conner's a jock who seems to have the perfect life despite his desire to die, and Vanessa is a cutter who is constantly riding her own bipolar seesaw. Will they make it out of this place alive? Do they even want ...

Leaving Protection by Will Hobbs

Leaving Protection By Will Hobbs I live in Alaska so this book fits me perfectly. I love some of the fishing stories in this book. Will Hobbs really took this book to the next level. The part I liked the best was when the stabilizer broke, and how the captain lost his life because the boy was scared to take action. A stabilizer is a part on a commercial boat that steadies the boat in rough weather. After I read this book I couldn't wait to read another one by him. If you're into fish or even just adventures, this is a book for you. I give this book five stars and suggest you read it!

Blink: Thinking Without Thinking

Blink: Thinking Without Thinking I read Blink: Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. Blink is a very interesting book. Gladwell prodives a strong psychological viewpoint that I agree with only on certain levels. "Thin-slicing" describes the quick judgments and subconscious decisions that are made by the brain. In theory, that seems to be fairly impressive and rather captivating. However, Gladwell constantly repeats his ideas about thin-slicing, instead of branching his ideas to make the book actually intersting. Honestly, the repitition is rather annoying and tedious. Gladwell tries ...