Pride – Ibi Zoboi

Pride By Ibi Zoboi Balzer + Bray. 2018 – 304 Pages – Genre: Urban fiction; Young Adult fiction; Chick-lit Fiction Review by PWBHS librarian, Shelley Dorrill “Late June in Brooklyn is like the very beginning of a party-when the music is really good, but you know that it’s about to get way better, so youContinue reading “Pride – Ibi Zoboi”

Read ALOUD! First Chapter Friday – “The Last Dragonslayer”

Your school librarian Mrs. Overstreet reads the first chapter of “The Last Dragonslayer” by Jasper Fforde! Special thanks to the publisher for allowing us to read this book! Published by HMH Books for Young ReadersJul 2, 2013 | 306 Pages | YA

Maybe He Just Likes You – Barbara Dee

Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee Aladdin 2019 – 304 pages – Genre: Realistic fiction Seventh grader Mila has a solid group of friends and a loving, but overworked and underpaid mom.  The trouble starts with a group of boys that suddenly start paying extra attention to Mila.  It begins with unwanted hugsContinue reading “Maybe He Just Likes You – Barbara Dee”

An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

An Abundance of Katherines By John Green Dutton Books 2006 – 227 Pages – Genre: RomCom fiction; Young Adult fiction Review by PWBHS librarian, Shelley Dorrill “You know what I hate? The outdoors. I mean, generally. I don’t like outside. I’m an inside person. I’m all about refrigeration and indoor plumbing and Judge Judy.” –Continue reading “An Abundance of Katherines – John Green”

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland

Dread Nation By Justina Ireland Balzar + Bray 2018 – 451 Pages – Genre: Fantasy fiction; Alternate History fiction Review by PWBHS librarian, Shelley Dorrill “The day I came squealing and squalling into the world was the first time someone tried to kill me. I guess it should have been obvious to everyone right thenContinue reading “Dread Nation – Justina Ireland”

The Face on the Milk Carton – Caroline B. Cooney

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney Ember – 208 Pages – Genre: YA Thriller; Mystery Review by Tuscaloosa Magnet Librarian Mrs. Davis Imagine looking at the picture and information of a missing child on a milk carton and realizing that child is YOU! How did you go missing? Is that reallyContinue reading “The Face on the Milk Carton – Caroline B. Cooney”

The Murder of an Angel (Confessions #4) – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The Murder of an Angel (Confessions #4) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Little, Brown Company – 304 Pages – Genre: YA; Mystery Review by Tuscaloosa Magnet Librarian Mrs. Davis This is the fourth book in James Patterson’s YA Angel series; co-written by Maxine Paetro. Tandy has tried to start her life over in aContinue reading “The Murder of an Angel (Confessions #4) – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro”

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”

Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust – Planaria Price and Helen Reichmann West

Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust by Planaria Price & Helen Reichmann West Farrar, Straus and Giroux – 2018 – 272 pages – Genre: Non-fiction, Biography, History Recommended by PWBHS student E.W. & reviewed by PWBHS Librarian Shelley Dorrill “There is my photograph; there is my new name onContinue reading “Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust – Planaria Price and Helen Reichmann West”

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”