Contemporary, YA Fiction

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Melinda Sordino is a freshman at her high school and is having the worst time. She is a social pariah and has no friends. She eats alone, she sits alone, she IS alone. Everyone holds a grudge against her because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the police. But what happened that night to cause her to do such…

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Fantasy (Teen), YA Fiction

Ink by Amanda Sun

This us another Harlequin teen book with a Japanese-Canadian twist. The story is about a girl named Katie who is sent off to Japan to live with her aunt because of her mother’s passing. It’s a new country and a new language so she struggles to adjust. She meets Yuu Tomohiro, an aloof 3rd year and is drawn to him…

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Drama, Fiction

We need to talk about Kevin

I recently had the pleasure of reading We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. The story is about a mother who recounts the events leading up to her son’s decision to murder 9 schoolmates. I found it to be….interesting, for lack of a better word. The voice of the story is completely unexpected; you do not hear the…

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