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It’s Complicated by Laura L. Smith

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)

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 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 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 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 […]

Desert Angel by Charlie Price

Desert Angel by Charlie Price

  Desert Angel Charlie Price Date:  October 25, 2011 Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 240 pages ISBN-10: 0374317755 ISBN-13: 978-0374317751 Lexile : HL670L   Book Overview: Desert Angel is the story of Angel, a fourteen year old girl caught in a destructive, inappropriate relationship with her mother’s boyfriend.  After he kills her mother, she is in a fight for […]

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

  I Am Number Four (Book 1, Lorien Legacies) Pittacus Lore (pseudonym) Lorien Legacies Homepage Date:  August 1, 2010 (hardback) 496 pages Lexile : 700L ISBN-10: 0061969575 ISBN-13: 978-0061969577  HarperCollins; reprint edition (Aug. 23, 2011)   The Lorien Legacies series is co-authored by Jobie Hughes and James Frey. Book Overview: I Am Number Four is the story of Daniel/John/you […]

Glass Girl by Laura A. Kurk

Glass Girl by Laura A. Kurk

  Glass Girl Laura Anderson Kurk WestBowPress Date:  March 15, 2010 264 pages ISBN-10: 1449700675 ISBN-13: 978-1449700676 Lexile : 890L based on the analysis of a short text sample Book Overview: Glass Girl is the story of Meg and Henry, or rather the first part of their story.  Meg is the new girl in town, but she’s […]

Strange Angels, Book One by Lili St. Crow

Strange Angels, Book One by Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson, high school sophomore, hunter, svetocha.

My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking

My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking

  My Blood Approves Amanda Hocking Createspace  (Paperback) Date:  March 17, 2010 332 pages ISBN-10: 1453816720 ISBN-13: 978-1453816721 Lexile : 900L** based on the analysis of a short text sample Book Overview: My Blood Approves is the story of Alice Bonham, a seventeen-year-old high school student, whose entire life changes one night when she is rescued […]

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

The Blue Sword Robin McKinley Ace Trade (Paperback) Date: December 4, 2007 Originally published: 1982 Newberry Honor (1983) 320 pages ISBN-10: 0441012000 ISBN-13: 978-0441012008 Lexile : 1030L Book Overview: The Blue Sword is the story of Harry, a girl who discovers her heritage when she leaves behind the only home she’s ever known to live […]