June 15, 2011

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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What would you do if your life was based around dangerously guarding someone your whole entire life with no exceptions?  “They come first.”  This is the quote Rose Hathaway lives by.  After two years on the run, Rose has progressed on watching over her friend, Lissa.  By that time, they are dragged back to their boarding school where they ran from.  It’s not your regular kind of school.  This one is all about teaching the protectors, and the ones being protected themselves.  They will go through pain physically, mentally, and emotionally.  With Strigoi on the loose, anything can happen from threats, to invasion of the school.  What if your own family betrayed you?  Uh-oh something’s going to go wrong….

Aidan R., Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns Vampire Academy.

May 2, 2011

Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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Usually a diary is filled with secrets, not this one this one is filled with much more than that. Diary Of a Part-Time Indian is funny, fun, emotional and sad. All of these feelings bundled up inside of this kid that lives on an Indian reservation. His name is Arnold Spirit he’s a goofy nerd who’s only friend is Rowdy, an over tempered and abused teenager who won’t let anybody stand in his way. Arnold soon learns that there is more than living on an Indian reservation and decides to leave. I don’t want to ruin anymore to this amazing book. So if you want to know what happens to Arnold and Rowdy you are going to have to pick up this great book and begin reading it!

– Alex J., Class of 2014

The WHS library owns The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

January 25, 2011

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

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In Rosewood, Pennsylvania four girls by the names of Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily lived. Their friend Ali had died, and they had spent years not talking to each other. They all started to get text messages from an anonymous texter by the name of “A” that was harassing and threatening them. “A” had said she was Ali, but the girls got freaked out because Ali had been dead since they were in seventh grade. While “A” continues to ruin their lives, the girls must try to protect their secrets from their parents and from Rosewood. “A” does some horrible things to them, she makes it so that Hanna, Emily, Spencer and Aria tell on themselves. She threatens them, so they do what she says. The girls try to find ways to catch “A”, and send her to jail, but so far, it hasn’t worked out in their favor. This book is preferably meant for preteen, and teenage girls.

Akwero, Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns the first 5 books of the Pretty Little Liars series.

January 19, 2011

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

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The book Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, was about a teenage girl named Annabel whose life looks perfect. Annabel is a model and she is very popular. Her life is not what it seems. Her older sister Whitney, has anorexia and her whole family starts to fall apart. Her friends stop hanging out with her. During school no one talks to her and she feels out of place, until she meets Owen. Owen helps her get through all the drama in her life and they become very good friends. After they became friends she felt safe telling him about her family problems. I would recommend this book for a teenage girl. The issues Annabel experiences could make someone experiencing similar issues feel less alone.

Anna H., Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns Just Listen.

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

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Someone Like You is about two inseparable girls, Halley, and Scarlett. The two girls have been best friends almost their whole lives, but when Halley goes to “Sisterhood Camp”, their lives change forever. Scarlett’s boyfriend, Micheal, dies in a freak accident, and she finds out she is pregnant with his child. Even though Halley’s mother has been excited for this camp, and really thought it would be a good experience for her, Halley manages to persuade her mother into letting her come home a week early because of Scarlett. Although the girl’s are going to have up’s and down’s along the road, nothing will tear their friendship apart.

Nicole, Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns Someone Like You and many other books by Sarah Dessen.

January 13, 2011

Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Looking for Alaska is about this kid named Miles. He goes to this private school and meets his roommate the Colonel. Him and Colonel become really good friends and Colonel brings Miles to meet this girl named Alaska. Colonel and alaska both talk miles into smoking cigarettes. They have this place were the smoke the cigarettes called the smoke hole because there not aloud to smoke them on campus. So Miles go to his first day of classes and he realizes that he has colonel in most of them. Like the second day of school there are these kids that grab him while he is sleeping and takes him to the river and ties him up and throws him in the river. Miles also meets Takumi and Sara. Him and Sara end up hooking up and dating. One night they plan on doing a prank on the school and they prank was to send progress reports to the weekday worriers saying that there failing classes. They pull off the prank and they drink that night. The next morning Alaska woke up crying saying she forgot about her and her boyfriends anniversary when all this is happening she is still drunk. So she has Miles and Colonel distract the Eagle while she drives away and leaves. Read this and see what happens next.

Matt F., Class of 2104

Looking for Alaska is one of the most popular books in the WHS Library.

January 11, 2011

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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The book the Thirteen Reasons Why is about a high school boy named Clay Jensen who receives a box of 13 tapes. On the tapes it has the 13 reasons why Hannah Baker killed herself. Clay was one of them. The tapes explain names of people that she had good times with and others that she just hated! Clay traveled for nights around town going places that Hannah guided him to. He realizes how much Hannah has gone through and starts to feel her pain. He has to listen to these tapes and on these tapes there is the truth he never wanted to face.

Angela B., Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns Thirteen Reasons Why on audio. (Ms. Blakemore says: Audio is a great way to experience the story. It’s like you are listening to the tapes along with Clay.)

January 7, 2011

Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen

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Lock & Key is about a young teenage girl named Ruby. Ruby’s mom was always on the move or with a new guy, but one day her mom went to work and didn’t come back. Ruby was left alone for weeks before the landlords came to check on how they were settling in. Now Ruby is forced to live with her sister Cora, whom she hasn’t seen since she left for college.
This book is mainly about trying to find yourself in a new way. I would recommend this book to anyone who is having a hard time in their life, and this book will help you see that it’ll all be okay in the end.

Kaitlynne, Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns Lock & Key.

Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales

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Mostly Good Girls is a story about how sixteen year old Violet Tunis juggles the high expectations of her school, while worrying about her best friend Katie along the way. Although Violet and Katie are best friends they are very different from each other. Violet is someone who strives for perfect and she doesn’t like to settle for anything less. Katie is a person who tries to make everyone else happy. She gets the grades and tries her best but in the long run, she’s never doing what she wants to do. This is a story about the up’s and down’s of friendship and the struggles of reaching for perfection.  I like Mostly Good Girls because it shows what life really is for some people. Violet seems like the kind of person who would rather make everyone else happy in her life, except for herself. She worries about everyone’s decisions instead of focusing on her own life.  Its a good story because it shows that friendship goes a long way and even if it doesn’t seem like it…some friendship’s can never be broken no matter what happens.

Cassie, Class 0f 2014

November 18, 2010

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a story of how the two lives of teenage boys who happen to have the same name intertwine when they meet in a place that neither of them would normally go. I recently reread it, and realized that I had forgot how much I loved it. The two authors, John Green and David Levithan, work together fantastically, creating to incredibly different but somehow similar boys. What I think is just so great is that this book isn’t just about romantic relationships, the majority of it is friendships; the power of them, and the love that we feel for our closest friends, how that is a love and sense of loyalty that overpowers just about everything. Another thing that was great is the enormous sense of humor that both authors use in this book, they mesh together so well. I recommend this to pretty much anybody, but especially teenagers, because teenagers really could relate better than any other age group.

Alison, Class of 2011

The WHS Library owns Will Grayson, Will Grayson in print and audio.

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