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The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian

After constant rains and severe storms, Keeley’s small town of Aberdeen is condemned. Due to the extensive flooding and water damage, the government deems it best for the town to be permanently evacuated and turned into a lake. 218 more words

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Craig Gilner is determined to follow what he believes is the best path in life: get into the best high school in the city, go to a great college, get a good job, and make money. 222 more words

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman 

About:  Shusterman says that he wanted to write about an empath and thus, Bruiser was born.  The blurb in Smith’s on-line catalog states “Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody.” 247 more words

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Return Adulthood

Sometimes I don’t feel like I am making a difference. Don’t get me wrong, I bet all Americans would be lost without Target and the trusty return line, where you can return crap you shouldn’t have bought in the first place or a gift your daughter-in-law did not appreciate during that recent family gathering. 913 more words

Young Adult Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on My Fall TBR List

My fall booklist is also a list of books that have not yet been released which makes me even more excited for them!  Check out the picture books, middle grade readers and the young adult books too! 99 more words


Orchestrated - Penultimate

To see the same sunrise every day, what must that be like?

I remember how surprised I was when I first got here to find that most of my classmates didn’t go to the beach that often. 4,567 more words


Dangerous Girls: Book Review

Read: September 2016

Rating: Five Stars



“Wouldn’t we all look guilty, if someone searched hard enough?” 457 more words