For those of you who like a mix of drama, romance, and action, this book is for you. Starting off with, “I’m going to die today”, the author really hooks you in, making you wonder, why the main character says that she’s going to die. This book is about a twelve-year-old girl, named Sunny St. James, navigating through a heart surgery and finding “her people.” Along with that, she needs to deal with meeting her birth mother, who left her with a friend when Sunny was only four years old. As the reader proceeds through the book, the following questions pop into the reader’s mind: Will Sunny find “her people”? Will Sunny live to finish finding who she was meant to be? Will Sunny die?
If you are the type of person who likes books about basketball, science, taking risks, becoming your true self, and not letting what you can’t do interfere with what you can do, then Nikki on the Line, by Barbara Carroll Roberts is the perfect book for you. This book is about an eighth grader, named Nikki, joining a club basketball team. In order to join the club team, though, Nikki has to promise to take care of her younger brother Sam after school, every day. However, Nikki is having a hard time learning how to balance her schoolwork with basketball and taking care of Sam. Will Nikki be able to take care of Sam, keep up in school, and do basketball? Readers will fall in love with Nikki, as she figures out what’s important to her, while becoming her true self.
Do you like a book full of adventure? If so, this book is for you. This book is about the Scouts, a group with one girl and three boys, with the names of Annie, Beans, Fynn, and Rocky. One night there is going to be a meteor shower, so the Scouts plan to get together. Fynn’s cousin Scarlett, is also visiting at this time, and has to come along with the Scouts. As they watch the meteor shower, they see something come pretty close to where they were, and decided to figure out what it was. As you read, you will ask these questions: What is the thing that fell? Will the Scouts and Scarlett find it? Read this book, to follow their dangerous adventure, to find what fell during the meteor shower.
The book Stay by Bobbie Pyron is such a heartwarming story about helping others. This book is about this troop of girls, a woman, and a dog. In the beginning the woman, Jewel, gets very sick, and she had to leave her dog for Ree, her friend, to look after him. While Jewel was in the hospital, the dog, Baby, wandered looking for Jewel, making him lost. Will Ree and the troop of girls, the Firefly troop be able to find Baby? And, will Jewel and Baby be able see each other again?
Do you like romance, drama, and a book that will leave you on the edge of your seat? If so, Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles is for you. Taking place in a town near a beach, Rachel and her family are trying to cope with money issues, that has left their future uncertain. On top of that, Rachel is trying to figure out whether or not she wants Micah to look at her and make her feel “that way” about him. As you read this, you will never want to put the book down and you will be absorbed into it. While you read it, some questions will be raised in your head: Will everything end up okay in the end, or will they have to move? Will Rachel be able to figure out how she wants to feel about Micah?
The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins by Gail Shepherd is a story that I think everyone shall read. It is based around a girl, named Lyndie and her family and friends. Lyndie and her family in the beginning, move to live with her grandparents, Lady and Grandpa Tad. While Lyndie and her family are at Lady and Tad’s house, Lady tries to mold the family back to what they should be, but Lyndie and her family don’t want to be. Then along comes D.B., a kid given a second chance after setting his house on fire when he was little. Then things get bumpier and bumpier. Will they be able to smooth out the bumps in the road? Will they be able to cope with Lady constantly trying to remold them?
Do you like a story that gets you really emotional about what is happening? If so, The Inventors and the Lost Island by A.M. Morgen is for you. This book is about three kids, Oscar, George, and Ada along with an orangutan named Ruthie fighting against The Society of Nobodies. The Society of Nobodies is wanting to steal all things that are not theirs rightfully. Through plots, will Oscar, Ruthie, Ada, and George be able to win and save the world from the Society of Nobodies?
Do you like a romance book with multimedia text? If so, I think you will like The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart by R. Zamora Linmark. This is about a high schooler, named Ken Z., who finds love during spring break at a mall food court. Soon after finding Ran, who Ken Z. falls in love with, Ran leaves again, and Ken. Z is left to cope with the disappearance of Ran. This book shows you that love is more than the price of heartbreak, and shows you to take risks with love, but to still be careful. Will Ran come back, or will Ken Z. have to cope with the loss of Ran? Also, will Ken Z. be driven stir crazy with the loss of Ran?
The Perfect Star is a heartwarming third book to the Perfect trilogy by Rob Buyea. This book is about the recruits, a group of 6 kids by the names of Natalie, Trevor, Randi, Gavin, Scott, and Mark. These kids are always striving for more than they would get, and trying to make the world a better place by helping one person at a time, even through the bumps that lay in front of them. You’re always being left with questions that are unanswered, such as will they be able to help whenever they need to? Will their plans fall through and leave them to find a different approach? Are they doing the right thing? Along with hundreds of other questions.