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Tag Archives: contemporary fiction
Emaline has just graduated from high school and she is facing some very important decisions. Is it important to go to an Ivy League university, or is an in-state college acceptable? Does she want to be in a committed, long-term … Continue reading
Why I Checked It Out: I read “Winger” by Andrew Smith because my book club was reading it and it has a pretty great cover. What It’s About: Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean … Continue reading
So this book talks about love. It also talks about standing up to bullies and covers a good chunk of comic book lore. Oh yeah, and someone becomes the victim of a nice roundhouse kick that should bring applause. What … Continue reading
Why I checked it out: This book was introduced to me through my wonderful book club. Why I liked it: This book is one of those rare gems in which you want to be friends with all the characters (not … Continue reading
Hector, the protagonist of Anthony McGowan’s humorous “Jack Tumor,” is your typical teenage nerd. He is good at math, unpopular with the girls and he gets picked on by the school bullies. To make matters worse, he starts getting headaches … Continue reading
Reviewer: Audrey B. Why you liked this book: I liked this book because it was kind of a break from a lot of YA fiction as in it wasn’t COMPLETELY centered around romance. Throughout the book Roger kind of holds … Continue reading
Reviewer: Kelly T. Why you liked this book: This book is amazing! Piper is a strong character because she is deaf and able to overcome all the problems that get thrown in her face. I love that there are all … Continue reading
Reviewer: Library Associate Tricia Price Why I liked this book: It’s a light read, but an engaging story about how Mclean deals with life after her parents divorce and she starts moving every few months because of her dad’s job. … Continue reading
In honor of Mizzou athletics making a (hopefully) successful entry into the Southeastern Conference, here are some sports books for you. “Gym Candy” by Carl Deuker Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing … Continue reading