Tag Archives: Wylie TX

The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone 

The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Rising high school senior Sadie is bracing herself for a long, lonely, and boring summer. Her best friend has left for college, she just broke up with her boyfriend, and she’s working … Continue reading

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Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow Girl in Pieces is a seriously heavy book. At the young age of 17, Charlotte “Charlie” Davis is dealing with self-harm, drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse, and homelessness- among other issues that teenage girls are … Continue reading

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The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis About- Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged … Continue reading

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The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein Julia begins her summer vacation by waking up in a hospital with no hair and a terrible headache. Initially anonymous, nurses quickly discover that she is Julia Beaufort-Stuart, 15-year-old granddaughter of the Earl of … Continue reading

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Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 stories of espionage, sabotage, defiance, and rescue by Susan Casey

Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 stories of espionage, sabotage, defiance, and rescue by Susan Casey Part of the Women in Action series this book gives readers a chance to learn about the amazing service and sacrifice of women … Continue reading

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YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Questing!  Knights and their fair ladies!  Battles! Dragons! Yvain is a young knight in King Arthur’s court.  After a cousin is nearly killed … Continue reading

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And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich About: Sisters Silla, seventeen, and Nori, four, are trapped in their aunt’s cursed manor and can only escape with the help of a mysterious boy. (TLC summary) Lauren’s Thoughts: What an eerily … Continue reading

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