The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl – Stacy McAnulty

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty Random House Books for Young Readers – 304 Pages – Genre: Realistic Fiction; Humor Review by Tuscaloosa Magnet Librarian Mrs. Davis The author, Stacy McAnulty, takes you on a tour through the life of 12 year old Lucy, who was struck by lightning at the age ofContinue reading “The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl – Stacy McAnulty”

Front Desk – Kelly Yang

Front Desk By Kelly Yang Arthur A. Levine Books 2018 – 304 Pages – Genre: Realistic Fiction Review by NMS Student A.W. with publisher’s description Front Desk by Kelly Yang is about a young Chinese girl named Mia who immigrated to America. Her family came here with only 200 dollars. Her mom and dad areContinue reading “Front Desk – Kelly Yang”

Ghost – Jason Reynolds

Ghost By Jason Reynolds Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books 2016 – 192 Pages – Genre: Realistic fiction, Sports fiction Review by WFE Student T.L. & NMS Student A.R. with publisher’s description This book keeps you turning the page. It is perfect for anyone wanting to relate to a book deeply. Jason Reynolds does a magnificent job makingContinue reading “Ghost – Jason Reynolds”

Illuminae – Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Knopf Books for Young Readers – 2015 – 608 pages – Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance Recommended by PWBHS student C.H. with publisher’s description “Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.” This book isn’t written like a normal book. You read from textContinue reading “Illuminae – Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff”

Burned – Ellen Hopkins

Burned by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books – 2006 – 544 pages – Genre: A Novel in Verse, Realistic Fiction Recommended by PWBHS student M.S. & reviewed by PWBHS Librarian Shelley Dorrill “Do you ever dangle your toes over the precipice, dare the cliff to crumble, defy the frozen deity to suffer the sun,Continue reading “Burned – Ellen Hopkins”

Song for a Whale – Lynne Kelly

Song for a Whale By Lynne Kelly Delacorte Books for Young Reader 2019 – 320 Pages – Genre: Realistic fiction, Adventure Review by CES Librarian Stephanie Hamilton Twelve-year-old Iris is deaf. But that doesn’t stop her from her favorite hobby, studying and repairing old radios. As the only deaf student at her school, Iris oftenContinue reading “Song for a Whale – Lynne Kelly”

A Long Way from Chicago – Richard Peck

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck Listening Library – Unabridged audio – 4 hours, 17 minutes – 2005 (print published 1998) – Genre: Historical Fiction Review by EMS Librarian Heather Overstreet “I don’t think Grandma’s a very good influence on us,” Mary Alice said.” Joey and Mary Alice travel from Chicago to ruralContinue reading “A Long Way from Chicago – Richard Peck”

Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus Reviewed by M.Y. – 10th grade TCS student In MacManus’ second novel, on the heels of her stunning debut One of Us is Lying, themes of the secrets embedded in small town life are explored, through the perspectives of curious and fallible teenage detectives. Twins ElleryContinue reading “Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus”

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise – Dan Gemeinhart

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise By Dan Gemeinhart Henry Holt & Company 2019 – 344 Pages – Genre: Realistic fiction, Adventure Review by CES Librarian Stephanie Hamilton ”There is so much happiness in the world. There is so much sadness in the world. There is just so much in the world.” One girl, mostlyContinue reading “The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise – Dan Gemeinhart”