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“Island of the Blue Dolphins” showcases survival

May 8, 2018 3:23pm | Scarlet Carrillo

Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on a true story. This adventure shows how one smart, innovative girl uses her knowledge of the world around her to endure her survival. Through many challenges, Karana remains intent not only on survival alone on her island, […]

9/11 covered in “12 Strong”

May 2, 2018 4:47pm | Tana Cleveland and Kayleigh Rhodes

“We’re on our own.” No one was coming to help them. They were the only ones willing to go on this mission, a suicide mission. After 9/11, Captain Mitch Nelson leads 11 other men into Afghanistan. The team makes a shaky union with the Northern […]

“The Boy in Striped Pajamas” takes a hard look at WWII

April 11, 2018 8:23pm | Kaiden Loep

Bruno is a very curious nine-year-old boy that lives in Germany. Bruno was also a very innocent young boy who didn’t fully understand what was going on around him, like why he had to move, what exactly his father’s job was, or why he wasn’t […]

“Picking Cotton” shows a unlikely friendship formed

March 24, 2018 8:42pm | Sheri Donaldson

“I prayed for him to die.” The New York best seller, Picking Cotton is a book published in 2009 written by Erin Torneo, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, and Ronald Cotton. The book represents an unbelievable story when one mistake can change the lives of two human beings […]

John Green makes a come back with “Turtles All the Way Down”

March 18, 2018 8:33pm | Megan Wedhorn

Since publishing his first book, Looking For Alaska, a little over a decade ago, award-winning author John Green, has gone onto publish some amazing books, including Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, and his most recent book Turtles All the Way Down. Turtles All […]

Trilogy full of twists and turns

February 28, 2018 7:29pm | Itzel Velazquez

Paul Pilkington wrote a trilogy of Emma Holden: The One You Love, The One You Fear, and The One You Trust.  The trilogy is full of mystery and suspense.  Emma Holden nightmare begins in The One You Love. Her fiance disappears leaving his brother dead […]

“Fans of the Impossible Life” is a realistic look at life

February 19, 2018 7:40pm | Nicole Rice

Fans of the Impossible Life is definitely a story for the older crowd. This is a story of love, mental illness, loss, growing up and the magic – and terror – of finding friends who truly see the person you are and the person you’re […]

The Fill-In Boyfriend is a sweet romance

February 16, 2018 5:19pm | Itzel Velazquez

The  Fill-In Boyfriend is a sweet summer romance book that teens will love. Kasie West is the writer of this and five more romance-packed books. Although it’s a sweet romance fiction book, it has a lot of positive messages. This story is full of surprises […]

“The Fault In Our Stars” is heart-wrenching

February 1, 2018 8:46pm | Kayla Saenz

The Fault In Our Stars is about a 16-year-old girl named Hazel Grace who has cancer spreading through her lungs. She attends a cancer support group to please her mother. In the group she meets 17-year-old named Augustus Waters. The chance meeting starts a relationship […]

“Matched” mixes love and adventure

January 24, 2018 8:05pm | Scarlet Carrillo

Matched is part of a three-book series written by Ally Condie. This book features a dystopian society and is great for The Giver and The Hunger Games fans. In Cassia’s society, government officials decide when everybody is going to die, who they are going to […]