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.