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.

February 2, 2010

Identical by Ellen Hopkins

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Kaeleigh and Raeanne are sixteen year old identical twins their father is a district court judge and their mother is running for Congress.  Their father loves Kaeleigh much more than he loves Raeanne, because of this he has been sexually abusing Kaeleigh since she was nine years old.  There mother isn’t around very much; she stays in Washington a lot.  Raeanne is always trying to find a way to numb the pain of not being daddy’s favorite. She will take anything she can find, pills from her father to wine from their wine cabinet.  Kaeleigh is always trying to find a way to feel something she will do anything from cutting or making herself throw up after a binge.

I liked this book because this could happen to any family, even the district court judges family or the family of a congress woman.  I like the way the Ellen Hopkins writes her books.  I recommend this book to any high school student who is looking to read a very good book with an ending that will blow your mind.

Josh B., Class of 2011

The WHS Library has Identical and many other books by Ellen Hopkins.