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It’s Complicated by Laura L. Smith

Book Overview: It’s Complicated is the first book in the Status Updates which follows the story of Claire, Hannah, Palmer, and Kat, new freshman college roommates. The four friends learn to pull together as they navigate through life changing circumstances. Positive Content: Ms. Smith deftly portrays four very different girls, as they tell their stories–both […]

Glass Girl by Laura A. Kurk (2013 edition)

Book Overview: Glass Girl (2013 edition) is the story of Meg and Henry–the first part of their story. Meg is the new girl in town, but she’s keeping a secret–her big brother died in a violent encounter that shattered her family.  Henry longs to comfort the grief he can sense in Meg, and as they draw […]

Rape Girl by Alina Klein

    Rape Girl Alina Klein namelos Date:  August 1, 2012 132 pages ISBN-10: 1608981231 ISBN-13: 978-1608981236 Lexile : 970L Book Overview: Rape Girl as in, “‘Hey, look. It’s that girl. That rape girl, right?’”  is the story of Valerie, sixteen years old, the victim of a rape, not only of her body, but of her good name as […]

Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

  Farsighted Emlyn Chand Blue Crown Press Date: October 20, 2011 224 pages ISBN-10: 0983930805 ISBN-13: 978-0983930808 Lexile : 740L** based on the analysis of a short text sample Book Overview: Farsighted is the story of Alex, a sixteen-year-old sophomore whose blindness doesn’t keep him from seeing the future.  Alex is just discovering that he has a […]

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

    Flat-Out Love Jessica Park ebook Date: April 2011 Date:  July 27, 2011 self-published, CreateSpace 400 pages ISBN-10: 1461085977 ISBN-13: 978-1461085973 Lexile : 730L based on a small text sample   Book Overview: Flat-Out Love is the story of the Watkins family, a seriously over-achieving family from Boston, and how everything changes from the day they meet and […]