Category Archives: character driven

Lucky Strikes by Louis Bayard

Lucky Strikes by Louis Bayard  About: Set in Depression Era Virginia, fourteen year old Amelia’s mother dies leaving her in charge of a struggling gas station and her two younger siblings. With Harvey Blevins, owner of the Standard Oil monopoly, … Continue reading

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The Indigo Notebook

The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau About: Fifteen-year-old Zeeta’s life with her free-spirited mother, Layla, is not what anyone would call normal.  Just as she finally feels at home in one exotic location, her mother decides it is time to … Continue reading

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We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson About: Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that … Continue reading

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The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater About: Not believing in true love, Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true   love’s death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the … Continue reading

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Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu Devoted is the story of Rachel, a 17 year old girl growing up in the Quiverfull Movement who is maturing to an age where she should be prepared to be the perfect “helpmeet”. A helpmeet is … Continue reading

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