January 24, 2011

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

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The book That Summer is about a fifteen year-old girl named Haven. He father has an affair with the ” Weather pet” as the family would call her. Which they end up getting married. Seems that almost everyday Haven is complaining about how she is six feet tall and is still growing! She is just so confused where she fit in anywhere. Before her family life fell apart, Haven had a crush on her sister’s boyfriend, Sumner. Now Sumner is back in her life and charming her, not her sister. Soon in her sister is getting married to a man the haven hates. She just keeps wishing everything was back to normal.
I would say that this book is teen girls. There are many connections that could be made throughout this story. I really enjoyed it myself.

Paige, Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns That Summer.

January 19, 2011

Would You by Marthe Jocelyn

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Would You is about this teenage girl name Natalie. It’s summer time and she hangs out with her friends a lot. Her sister, Claire, is leaving for collage in the fall until one night there is an accident… Claire ends up in the hospital leaving the whole neighborhood questioning if she will be able to stay alive. Desperate for help their parents have lack of sleep and Natalie wants nothing to do with her friends.
If you like teenage books and to see how people like you live their lives then I think that this would be a good book to read. It’s a short book but it has great descriptions and has a lot of things going on.

Daytona, Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns Would You.

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.

The Year I Turned Sixteen by Diane Schwemm

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Turning sixteen is always an exciting event, but what if you have just lost a member of your family as you turn sixteen?  For Rose Walker, this is reality, along with her three younger sisters and mother.  This book, or shall I say series, tells you the stories of Rose, Daisy, Laurel and Lily’s sixteenth birthday, having all a similar wish: Happiness for the family.  What is interesting about this series is how the parts are separated; Each part being a few years away from the next.  Each sister is very different though.  The oldest, Rose, is your average teenage girl, having a love for the preforming arts, such as singing and acting.  Daisy, the second oldest, is the sporty one of the family.  Laurel, the second youngest, is the animal lover.  Lily, being the youngest of the four, is the creative one, sort of having an “out there” fashion sense.  Each of them has a different story.  Recommended MOSTLY for girls (unless some of you guys like “drama-ish themes) you will always be wondering what happens next…

Aidan, Class of 2014

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

January 6, 2011

Glass by Ellen Hopkins

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The book Glass is an amazing book. It is one of those books you feel like you can’t put down. The book drags you into the story of Kristina’s life and her drug addictions. You would really enjoy this book if you are into realistic books. The story is about a girl named Kristina who has two different sides. One side of her is Kristina and the other side of her is Bree. Kristina is the good side, the side that wants to be a good mother and wants to make enough money to take care of her son, Hunter. Bree is the bad side, the side that wants to get high all the time to make herself feel better, the side that wants to just hangout with friends and smoke crystal meth no matter how much it costs. She is using the money she would spend on her own son for drugs. That’s how addicted the side of Bree is to drugs. Kristina is having a hard time deciding how she wants to live her life. Her mother had already taken her son Hunter from her because of her drug problems. Her mot!her had even kicked Kristina out of the house.
Kristina knows she wants to stay clean for her son and wants to change her life around, but the question is; will she change her life around? Or is she just too addicted to drugs to have the strength to? You’ll have to read it to find out! 🙂

– Kelsey, Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns Glass and many other books by Ellen Hopkins.

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