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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

My Rating: 5 stars When I think of classic novels, the first thing the comes to mind is one of those boring, musty books that students are forced to read in English class that barely seems like it is even written in English. I was highly mistaken. The Catcher in the Rye, a title very […]

Crossed by Ally Condie

My Rating: 5 stars In the sequel to Matched by Allie Condie, Cassia and Ky’s story continues. Both are trying to find a way to be reunited with each other after they were both separated by the Society. Ky was sent to the Outer Provinces to his sure death. Cassia discovers that Ky escaped to […]

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

My Rating: 4 stars On New Year’s Eve, four very different people, named Martin, Maureen, Jess, and JJ, meet at a very odd place: on top of a fifteen-story building. They are all up on top of that building all for different reasons, but one common purpose. None of them thought they would run into […]

“Bad Books”

Besides a dog, a book can be man’s best friend. Books provide an escape from reality, a break from our thoughts and our everyday lives. We read books to our children, before we go to bed, during lunch breaks and on the beach. But what is the purpose of a book? What makes a book […]

Matched by Ally Condie

My Rating: 4 stars In Cassia’s world, Society rules all. Society tells you where you live, what job you will have, what food you will eat, what you will wear, who you love, and even when you die. One has no opinion and no choices. Society does that for you. For teenagers, the Matching ceremony […]

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

My Rating: 5 stars Hazel’s life has been planned out. Her diagnosis controlled her life and a tumor-shrinking medical miracle kept added a few more years to her lifetime. Hazel had cancer. She was fighting a war against it, and she knew that in the end the cancer would eventually win. Her parents – whom […]

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

My Rating: 5 stars The word “perfect” itself is subjunctive. It can mean a variety of different things to different people. Something that is ugly to someone could be beautiful to another. Everyone has a different way of discovering what is “perfect” for themselves. Everyone has some place or someone that they’d rather be. For […]

Until the End by Christopher Pike

My Rating: 4 stars Four friends, Sara, Alice, Polly and Jessica plan to throw a party to commence the start of a new school year, their senior year. The party ends up being bigger than expected, but by the end, who was hooking up and who was fighting was the farthest things from their minds. […]

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

My Rating: 2 stars Nick and Norah met at a punk rock club, when Nick asks Norah to be his fake girlfriend for five minutes so he can make his ex girlfriend think he has moved on. Little do they know, they both actually have a lot in common, including family issues, ex boyfriends/girlfriends, their […]

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

My Rating: 5 stars On March 6th, 2007, the lives of the students of Sterling High school in New Hampshire were changed forever. One second, it was only a school day like any other. Nothing bad ever happens in Sterling. Blink and everything has changed. It only took Peter Houghton nineteen minutes to enter his […]