Reader to Reader: Recommend a Book
Evil Thing by Serena Valentino

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

Hostage by Guy Delisle

Solstice’s Pick: 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

A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks

Josh’s Pick: 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

Set Me Free by Ann Clare LeZotte

Nova’s Pick: 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

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Wendy’s Pick: 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

Sisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua

Natalie’s Pick: Sisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua

Sisters of the Snake by Sasha Nanua Ria is an orphan and a thief, stealing to keep herself alive. Rani has only ever known life inside the palace where she is being trained to take over from her father as queen. When their lives collide, everything turns on its head because Ria and Rani, orphan … Read more

: The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill

Natalie’s Pick: The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill

The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill If you’re looking for the perfect cottagecore graphic novel series, The Dragon Tea Society is for you! In a world of dragons and people, tea dragons are small domestic dragons that produce special tea leaves. They require specialized care and lots of love, but if you care for … Read more

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

Natalie’s Pick: The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons This book is such a heartwarming romance. When Spencer starts at a new school, he is afraid that everyone will know that he’s trans. Taking a risk, and going against his parents wishes, he joins the boy’s soccer team. When a discriminatory law forces Spencer’s coach to bench him … Read more

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Israel’s Pick: Keeper of the Lost Cities

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

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Natalie’s Pick: Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King Alosa is the daughter of the legendary Pirate King, a man who rules over the seas with an iron fist. When she is sent on a mission to steal part of a map that will lead to a hidden treasure trove, she allows herself to be captured in order to … Read more

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Israel’s Pick: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann I love how in this book creativity wins the day. Alex Stowe is sentenced to death because of his weakness. On his way to his death he finds help from unexpected people, he also finds betrayal and the hard truth from those he once loved. Join Alex as he struggles … Read more

Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all by Laura Ruby

Tamar’s Pick: Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby After their mother dies and their father dumps them “temporarily” at an orphanage, teenage sisters Frankie and Toni realize they are on their own in the rough world of 1940s Chicago. Pearl, a ghost, tells the story and comes to terms with her own tragic death. … Read more

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Rose’s Pick: Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm A fun romp in the Scottish Highlands – tomboy Dylan tries to avoid the reality TV marriage drama of her prom queen sister and instead finds a romance of her own. Funny, great plot twists!

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Anonymous Pick: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder by R.J. Palacio Wonder is an amazing book about a boy named August (Auggie) Pullman who has a facial deformity. He has been homeschooled all his life and his parents decided to send him to Beecher Prep, a private school. A lot of the students there make fun of him because of how he … Read more

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Sarah’s Pick: Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Della is only 10 years old when her and her older sister, Suki, get placed in a new foster home with a stranger. They are on the run from their mom’s boyfriend because he is a very bad man who has done some bad things. This is a story … Read more

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

Sarah’s Pick: The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson Matthew has lived everyday for the past two years behind the windows of his bedroom. He has suffered from severe OCD and is afraid to go outside ever since the death of his baby brother. When a neighbor boy goes missing and Matthew is the only one to notice, … Read more

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Samantha’s Pick: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall The Penderwicks is a wonderful story full of adventure. It is about four sisters on vacation when they meet a boy who changes their lives forever. You will feel as if you are in the story with them! I was so glad it is a series, because I never wanted … Read more

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Marie’s Pick: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda As children, Annie and Lee’s worlds were turned upside down when a brutal revolution overthrew the dragonriders. Now they’re getting the chance of a lifetime to become leader of the new dragonriding fleet. There’s just one big secret – Lee is the last surviving son of the previous ruler, and some … Read more

You Should See Me In a Crown by Leah Johnson

Marie’s Pick: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson In Liz’s midwestern town prom is everything, but it’s not for her. When financial aid for her dream school falls through, winning the scholarship that prom queen gets may be her only chance. Too bad that she falls for the competition. Things are about to … Read more

Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson

Addisen’s Pick: Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson

Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson The Wingfeather Saga is a great tale about 12 year old Janner. Janner and his siblings must escape the Fangs of Dang who seek the Jewels of Anniera. But what are the Jewels of Anniera? Go on an epic adventure with Janner escaping fangs and discovering legends.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Lorelei’s Pick: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson Enchanted is an incredible singer who also happens to be the main suspect in the famous and handsome singer Korey Fields’s murder. The two meet when Enchanted auditions in a talent show and Korey offers to take her under his wing, promising to help her create her own music and … Read more

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Rain’s Pick: Line Tender by Kate Allen

Line Tender by Kate Allen The Line Tender is an admirable novel that tells the story of Lucy, a young girl who’s mother studied sharks before her death. After her mother passes, Lucy picks up her work where she left off to find out some interesting facts about white sharks and seals in the bay … Read more

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Hannah’s Pick: Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Lore by Alexandra Bracken The Agon happens every seven years – a punishment for the rebellion of nine Greek gods. The gods are hunted by the descendants of ancient Greek hero bloodlines who are eager to kill a god and take their power and immortality. After her family’s murder, Lore Perseus fled, hoping never to set … Read more

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Anonymous Pick: Keeper Of The Lost Cities, Shannon Messenger

Anonymous PickKeeper Of The Lost Cities, Shannon Messenger Sophie Foster, a misfit girl with no friends and a family that does not understand her, feels like she doesn’t belong. She constantly hears voices in her head and is always dealing with serious migraines. One day, she meets a boy who shows her where she really … Read more

Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

Israel’s Pick: Ruby Holler

Israel’s Pick:Ruby Holler Dallas and Florida, the trouble twins, are sent to multiple families to be adopted only to be sent back because of their behavior. But things take a twist when an old couple, Sairy and Tiller, take them in to their cottage named Ruby Holler. Join these characters as they face challenges and … Read more

Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

Israel’s Pick: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

Israel’s PickRanger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan Poor orphan Will wants desperately to be a soldier for Redmont fief. But when he is not accepted, the mysterious ranger Halt agrees to train him in the ranger ways. I love watching Will grow up as a friend and a hero with the help … Read more

If these wings could fly by Kyrie McCauley

Sydney’s Pick: If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley

Sydney’s PickIf These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley  Leighton Barnes’s senior year isn’t as simple as one would imagine. She’s not only applying for colleges, but also figuring out how to protect her sisters and family from their abusive father once (or even if) she’s gone and navigating a relationship with Liam, the boy … Read more

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Paige’s Pick: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Paige’s PickInkheart by Cornelia Funke Where words read aloud come to life, Maggie and her father must save the world from Capricorns forces. I love this book because it is an amazing book with fun characters.

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Spencer’s Pick: Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? by Ally Carter

Spencer’s PickDear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? by Ally Carter A super helpful guide to writing a book that gives tips and tricks every step of the way. From plotting, to world building, to characters, and even publishing. Featuring authors like Holly Black! 

One of us is lying by Karen McManus

Emma’s Pick: One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

Emma’s PickOne Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus An intriguing mystery that will keep you guessing. Who did it, Bronwyn, Addy, Nate, Cooper, or Simon? Think you can figure it out?

Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee

Kyle’s Pick: Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee

Kyle’s PickEvery Falling Star by Sungju Lee A really great story about a boy in poverty and how he escapes the socialist North Korea! I really liked this book. 

The War Outside by Monica Hesse

Sarah’s Pick: The War Outside by Monica Hesse

Sarah’s PickThe War Outside by Monica Hesse Haruko, a Japanese girl, and Margot, a German girl, are thrown into the same internment camp during WWII. They become friends, maybe even more than friends…But then lies and betrayal strike the camp and their lives are torn apart. A really great historical fiction novel!

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Sarah’s Pick: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Sarah’s PickGoodbye Days by Jeff Zentner Carver’s three best friends tragically die in a car accident. And it is all Carver’s fault, he was texting the driver when they crashed. This is a super powerful story about loss, guilt, and forgiveness! 

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Sarah’s Pick: Sadie by Courtney Sommers

Sarah’s PickSadie by Courtney Sommers Sadie’s little sister Maddie has been murdered and Sadie thinks she knows who did it. Sadie runs away in search of the killer while a local podcaster covers the murder and her disappearance in his new show called “The Girls”. This book is so good and intense! 

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Sarah’s Pick: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Sarah’s Pick Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Seraphina lives in a world where humans and dragons coexist together. But, you are either a dragon or a human. Seraphina has a secret, she is both! And when she starts to fall in love with the human prince, things get complicated. This is a wonderful fantasy!