Everything Everything

Posted on: October 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm, in

Everything EverythingBy Nicola YoonMadeleine (Maddy) Wittier has spent all eighteen years of her life in a bubble. She suffers from a rare immune deficiency called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) which prevents her from leaving her house and limits her mother, Pauline, and her nurse, Carla, for company. Madeleine has no complaints about her life, not […]

The Marrow Thieves

Posted on: July 15, 2019 at 6:38 pm, in

The Marrow ThievesBy Cherie Dimaline The Marrow Thieves is a dystopian tale of the not-too-distant future.  Climate change is now wreaking havoc on the coasts, the cities have crumbled, and survivors are struggling to maintain small communities.  The most pronounced effect of these changes is the loss of an important part of our humanity: our […]

Trash

Posted on: May 31, 2019 at 3:04 pm, in

TrashBy Andy Mulligan Raphael is fourteen years old and lives in a dump called Behala in an unnamed third-world country. He is certainly not alone.  Many families, including children and teens living on their own, live in abject poverty in many countries, and make their living by finding reusable garbage and selling it. But when […]

Dry

Posted on: May 27, 2019 at 8:52 pm, in

DryBy Neal Shusterman Southern California is experiencing a drought that has lasted for many months.  Water conservation practices are well underway, including the “No Frivolous Use” policy, which means people can’t even use their pools anymore.  But no one expects the taps to go dry.  One day, out of the blue, there is no more […]

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Posted on: May 2, 2019 at 1:03 pm, in

  by Benjamin Alire Saenz Amazing amazing book.  Aristotle and Dante are initially drawn to each other because of their names, however, they are the opposite of each other. Aristotle (Ari) is quiet, reserved, keeps everything inside himself- but he has come by that honestly as his parents do the same. They don’t talk about […]

Grave Mercy

Posted on: February 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm, in

  by Robin LaFevers Ismae hasn’t had the greatest childhood. Abuse has been a constant in her life. As a baby, she was poisoned to expel her from her mother’s body, she received regular beatings from her father and men of her village, then she was forced into marriage with a much older, cruel pig […]

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Posted on: January 23, 2019 at 11:08 am, in

The Prince and the Dressmaker Jen Wang This beautiful comic follows Frances, an overworked dressmaker with a creative eye, and Prince Sebastian, a young prince with a secret.  When Frances’ bold fashion creation scandalizes the aristocracy, she receives a cryptic job offer from a mysterious benefactor. Desperate for a better job, she accepts only to […]

What if it’s us

Posted on: January 11, 2019 at 1:31 pm, in

By:  Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera Meet Arthur, Broadway enthusiast, glass half full optimism, and favourite person of everyone he meets. He’s in New York for the summer interning at his mom’s law firm and couldn’t be happier.  Meet Ben, closet writer, glass half empty pessimist, and cool guy who seems not to try too […]

Copyboy

Posted on: December 17, 2018 at 6:32 pm, in

CopyboyBy Vince Vawter In this sequel to Paperboy, Victor is now 17 years old.  He has changed a lot since he was an 11-year-old paperboy, and although he still stutters, he has come to terms with his disability.  He doesn’t stutter as much as he used to, but he also isn’t bothered by it as […]

Royal Bastards

Posted on: December 13, 2018 at 11:00 am, in

Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts Tilla is a Royal Bastard. Her father is Lord Kent of the Western Province, who doted upon Tilla until his trueborn children came along. In this world, the bastard children of nobles can be legitimized if their noble parent wishes. This is something Tilla secretly longs for – to sit […]