Friday, July 25, 2014

Devine Intervention

by Martha Brockenbrough

***Guest post by Amanda B.***

After being killed by an arrow to the head, Jerome is forever 17 years old. For the last sixteen years he has been Heidi's guardian angel, trying to keep her safe so he can graduate from heaven's soul rehabilitation program for wayward teenagers. Heidi has thought she was crazy hearing Jerome's voice in her head, not knowing that he is her guardian angel. When Jerome fails to stop Heidi from falling through the ice, he is certain he is never getting in to heaven. Through this set of deadly experiences, Heidi learns why she has been hearing voices. Things quickly go from bad to worse.

This story is told alternating chapters of Jerome and Heidi's story. Jerome's chapters are in first person, while Heidi's are in third. While Jerome is a bit immature at times, he is a comical character. The dynamic between Jerome and Heidi is enjoyable and entertaining.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Summer I Saved The 65 Days

by Michele Weber Hurwitz

It's the summer before Nina starts high school, and her parents are super involved in a high-profile divorce case. Her grandmother, who she was very close to, recently died. Nina is left to her own devices, and decides to do one anonymous good deed every day for the 65 days before school starts. She can't talk about her goal to anyone - not her sullen and disappearing older brother, not her maybe-but-maybe-not best friend, not the boy who lives next door. When Nina starts her secret project, she is amazed by the transformations around her, and it helps her miss her grandmother less.
If you liked See You at Harry's or Amazing Grace, you'll like this story. Nina is a nice character, and she is much stronger than she thinks she is.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

If He Had Been With Me

by Laura Nowlin

***Guest post by Amanda B.***

When you have mothers who are best friends and decide to move next door to each other,it is inevitable that their daughter and son would be friends. That’s what happens with Autumn and Finny. Despite their differences, they are best friends, until they start to grow apart in middle school.  After an incident that occurs the summer after they graduate high school, aspiring author Autumn reflects on her time in high school, and how things would have been different, if she and Finn had been together.

While the story has a heavy focus on her relationship with Finn, the story is mainly Autumn’s and it is told in her perspective. There is some predictability in the story, but it does not take away from this being a great read. This book is character-driven, because it is Autumn and the other characters that move the story along, rather than the events in the plot.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read

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