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If You Really Loved Me by Anne Schraff

If You Really Loved Me (Urban Underground #4) If You Really Loved Me by Anne Schraff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Part of the Urban Underground series, I liked Destini, who was really…


Added by bj neary on July 23, 2012 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

Something Like Fate Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The characters in this romance novel are all really finely drawn by Colasanti… Continue

Added by bj neary on September 2, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Response by Paul Volponi

Paul Volponi's latest novel, Response, takes on the dilemma of a hate crime in a racially divided community. Three African American teens go into Hillsboro, mostly white and Italian, to steal a car and make quick money. The car theft never happens, but as the boys walk home, they are chased by three white teens in a black Land Rover. Asa and Bonds, run for their lives, never looking back. If they did, they would have seen that their friend, Noah, tripped, and fell flat on the sidewalk. With a… Continue

Added by bj neary on March 5, 2009 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Dead Girls Don't Write Letters by Gail Giles

bookshelves: read, mystery, realistic-fiction, ya

status: Read in January, 2009

review: Sunny is a tough teen who doesn't really miss her sister, Jazz who died in a fire at college. Jazz was a master manipulator who tortured Sunny,impressed and beguiled everyone, especially her parents. Now her mom is a zombie, crying and laying around all day. Her father is a drunk who has fled their home and Sunny is left to care for her, go to school and keep things together. All that changes on… Continue

Added by bj neary on January 18, 2009 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Trouble by Gary Schmidt

bookshelves: read, multicultural-fiction, realistic-fiction, ya

status: Read in January, 2009

review: Just finished this 3rd book by Schmidt and I was sooooo moved by this tense, funny, suspenseful story and you really get to know each character and will love them, hate them or decide you can just plain accept them. Henry, just like Holling in The Wednesday Wars, is unforgettable. I love the way they both look at the world, their families and how they make decisions, good, bad or… Continue

Added by bj neary on January 18, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

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