Your heart will break for 17-year-old Mia, who has an impossible decision to make when she and her family are involved in a car accident. Her wonderful life is shattered in a matter of moments. She has the power to make a choice – but what choice should she make? As you come to know her lively family and her charismatic boyfriend, you realize just how difficult her decision is.
This one’s up for a Georgia Peach Award this year. Ladies, come get this one. You may need a tissue or two, but you’ll find it hard to put down.
PS: Check out the website for this book too. If you’re off-campus, you can watch the book trailers.
The Bluford High series is pretty popular in our media center, but I had never read one before. So I picked up Summer of Secrets by Paul Langan to see what this series was like. Darcy is the main character and is holding in a secret: a date with a new guy went terribly wrong when he pushed her farther than she was willing to go. She isn’t dealing with it well, her friend can tell she’s keeping a secret, her parents are back together but speaking in whispers, her beloved grandmother just died, and another friend is dating a user. Darcy just doesn’t know what problem to tackle first or who to confide in. If you like drama, pick this one up!
Last year I started my summer reading with Oh. My.Gods. (Check out that review here.) This summer I started it with the sequel – Goddess Boot Camp. Again, it was a fun, easy, light read, definitely enjoyable on my beach vacation. Phoebe is trying to corral her powers, since she’s a descendant of the goddess Nike, while training for an upcoming race and spending time with her cute, sweet boyfriend Griffin. Unfortunately she has to spend her summer in Goddess Boot Camp, designed for the average 10-year-old and run by her annoying stepsister. Meanwhile, the mystery of her father’s death keeps tugging at her brain, and when someone starts sending anonymous emails telling her he/she knows the truth, Phoebe must investigate. Ladies, if you read Oh.My.Gods., definitely pick this one up!