Rachel’s Pick: Evil Thing: Tale of That De Vil Woman by Serena Valentino

Evil Thing by Serena Valentino

Evil Thing: Tale of That De Vil Woman by Serena Valentino In this incredible, illustrated retelling of the Cruella story, we get insight into her childhood. A childhood that was full of emotional neglect and abuse, all from her mother. Growing up, her mother was highly materialistic. This caused Cruella to believe that the only … Read more

Solstice’s Pick: Hostage by Guy Delisle

Hostage by Guy Delisle

Hostage by Guy Delisle Whilst on a trip in 1997, Christophe Andre, a Doctors Without Borders administrator, was kidnapped in the middle of the night and held hostage. He was chained to a radiator, given only a simple mattress, and dinner once a day. Requesting the answers to his countless questions; “What do they want … Read more

Josh’s Pick: A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks

A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks

A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks Joy, an inspiring film composer, is not happy when her family decides to move to a tiny apartment. Then, she finds out about “The Hideout”, a secret hang-out spot that only the kids in the apartment know about. That’s where she starts communicating with someone who seems … Read more

Nova’s Pick: Set Me Free by Ann Clare LeZotte

Set Me Free by Ann Clare LeZotte

Set Me Free by Ann Clare LeZotte 14 year old Mary Lambert lives in Martha’s Vineyard, a island made up of a largely deaf community-including herself. While recovering from being kidnapped and experimented on, she receives a letter from a location on the mainland near where she was kept while she was kidnapped. The letter … Read more

Wendy’s Pick: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen When Bryce first moved into the neighborhood, he met Juli, the neighbor girl who quickly fell in love with him. While Juli was chasing after her boy, Bryce was running away.  Things took some twists and turns as they grew older. It is a story about youth and growth, love … Read more

Israel’s Pick: Keeper of the Lost Cities

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Keeper of the Lost Cities After a strange incident when she was five. Sophie foster is wondering if she belongs. when a mysterious boy comes and whisked her away to the lost cities of the elves. while she has trouble fitting in, mysterious people come and try to kidnap and extract information she never knew … Read more