Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Swap

by Megan Shull

****Guest Post by Amanda B.****

Jack is an eighth grader who lives with his three older brothers and a Dad who puts a lot of pressure on them. Ellie is a seventh grader, who is dealing with mean girls (such as her former BFF) and only has her mom to turn to. When the two meet in the nurse's office on the first day of school, a weird encounter with the school nurse causes them to fall asleep, and wake up in each others bodies. Now the two must spend the next 48 hours as the other, while learning about themselves, each other and the opposite sex.
This is a fun, low fantasy story that fans of a good switch-a-roo story should be sure to give a try. Ellie and Jack are both likable characters and readers will enjoy reading about their mishaps and more as the other. Readers can also learn from both characters as well as the others in the book.
The book alternates between Jack and Ellie as narrator, sticking to naming the chapter by the character on the inside, not the body they are inhabiting.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

My Life with the Walter Boys

by Ali Novack

****Guest Post by Amanda B.****

After the death of her parents and sister, sixteen year old Jackie finds herself having to move from NYC to Colorado to live with her mother's friend. Jackie is not looking forward to the move because despite being her mother's friend, she and the family are strangers. The family also has twelve boys (okay, one's a girl but might as well be a boy) who are not exactly thrilled to have Jackie move in...until two of the boys take a liking to her that goes beyond a brother/sister love.

If you are looking for a fun love triangle, this is a book to try. Reader's may have the brother they root for, or feel conflicted between the boys.
The story is more than a romance because it deals with Jackie coming to terms with the loss of her family while adapting to her new life. While dealing with grief, it also has its humorous moments.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lying Out Loud

by Kody Keplinger

****Guest Post by Amanda B.****

Companion Novel to The Duff

Sonny has a habit of making up lies, which includes reasons as to why she has to unofficially move in with her best friend Amy (whom readers may remember as Wesley's little sister from The Duff). When the new guy develops a crush on Amy, Sonny decides it might be fun to mess with him. Then one night they have a conversion online and Sonny thinks Ryan may not be so bad after all. The problem is he thinks he was talking to Amy and she has found herself in yet another lie.

One does not have to read The Duff to read this book, but it is best read after if you plan to read both. Fans of The Duff will also not be disappointed by this book.

This is a fast paced book that will make readers laugh. Readers may have mixed feelings about Sonny but will still enjoy reading abut her. It's hard to not enjoy the characters in some way as they are relate-able but not boring.