Hannah Baker had been bullied, picked on, and had enough. With one last attempt to tell those around her what was really going on in her life, she recorded a set of tapes to explain the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her own life. Clay gets them and he can't stop listening to Hannah tell her story, wondering why he's gotten them, and why he's
I'm half-way through The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It’s a story of science and a family history. Henrietta was an African-American woman whose cells were taken without her consent as she was tested for cervical cancer.
If you like to read and talk about books, come to our book club! Everyone is welcome. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 A.M. Our selections are eclectic and provide for a wide variety of tastes.
Book Review: How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
Beatrice has lived all over the country. She and her mother follow her father as he strives for academic excellence as a university professor. She has learned not to get too attached to the kids at each school. That only makes it harder to leave, so she tells herself not to care. One year and she's off to college anyway...until she meets Jonah. Everyone else may call him Ghost Boy, but her own mother calls her a robot.
After hearing about this title from numerous librarians, I finally placed it on hold and started reading it. After reading a number of Teen novels in the last few years I was not expecting the harsh adult tones, ideas, and language that permeated the book. And I loved it!
When a school shooting happens, what happens to those left behind? Garvin High School is left in emotional shambles when a student brings a gun to school and starts shooting people on the Hate List. Valerie Leftman is not only a victim of the shooting, but the girlfriend of the shooter and the originator of the now infamous Hate List.
Book Review: How To Sew a Button: and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
This is an excellent resource for those who are on their own for the first time or wanting to go back to the basics. This book teaches readers about things our grandmothers took for granted. Instructions on how to make gravy, how to can fruits, the proper way to iron a shirt or fold a fitted sheet are included along with many other forgotten tasks.
All Dani has ever done is steal things. Eighteen-year old Dani has never known a real home, real friends, or going to school. Now her mother has moved them to Heaven, an East coast resort city full of large, old, expensive homes. Dani is responsible for researching the Donaldson home to find out the layout and whether or not there is a security system.