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Fame, Glory, and Other Things On My To Do List

By Janette Rallison

“Fame, Glory, and Other things on my to-do list” is one of your average teenage romantic comedy books. The book is full of fun and laughter for the readers to enjoy. The book does, however, involve conflicts between the two main characters, Jessica and Jordan Hunter. For starters, Jessica learns that Jordan is the son of famous actor Christopher Hunter. Promising to keep his secret, the two begin to grow a close friendship and later, something more. However, their friendship, and later a relationship, starts to crumble when Jessica mistakably exposes Jordan’s secret. Of course there’s also the drama between Jordan’s parents as Jordan struggles to reunite them together. Let’s not also forget the romance and few kisses the two characters share. Above all, this book is one that all readers will want to read and enjoy.   Get this book!

~ Recommended by Autumn B. , age 15

Inkheart

By Cornelia Funke

“Does your father often read out aloud to you, Meggie?” asked Dustfinger. What’s the worst that can happen when you’re given the ability to bring characters from a book to life – literally? For Meggie’s father Mo it brought out a villain beyond this world name Capricorn. This gift is known as Silver-Tongued and to Mo, it’s considered a curse. Now after years of running the villain has finally began to catch up with Mo and his daughter Meggie as he intends on taking over the world. Only as the story unfolds Meggie learns of her father’s secret and one that would reveal the incident of her mother’s death, while traveling along with an old friend Dustfinger. Inkheart holds a gift all readers would want to have, but soon will learn the downfall of such ability, leaving this to be one story all readers can enjoy.   Get this book!

~ Recommended by Krystain B. , age 14

I Am Number Four

By Pittacus Lore

“I am number four” They act like humans, they look like humans, but the things there are capable of are far beyond human. Their kind is known as Gardes, in the beginning there were nine who came to earth with their protectors known as Cepans. The reason--- their planet was destroyed and they had only one mission in mind now; travel to earth, train and prepare for an epic battle to restore their planet. As the book begins to unfold the battle has already begun as their enemies close in on their location. Numbers One, two and three have been killed and now they’re coming for Number Four. This book has everything a teen can look forward to a new hero fantasy Read It!!!   Get this book!

~ Recommended by Krystain B. , age 14

Forge

By Laurie Halse Anderson

In this compelling sequel to Chains, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles—and in the midst of the American Revolution.   Get this book!

~ Recommended by Jennifer P.

Chains

By Laurie Halse Anderson

The heroine in this gripping novel is a thirteen year old slave named Isabel. Isabel tells the story of her life as a slave. She was sold with her sister to a cruel Loyalist family even though the girls were to be free on the death of their former owner. When she is asked to spy for the Rebel cause, she delivers news of a plot to kill George Washington. The Rebels do not offer Isabel her freedom, and she realizes that, between the two sides in this war, neither are really on the side of the slaves. This story offers a look at slavery in New York as well as the forces at play during the American Revolution.   Get this book!

~ Recommended by Jennifer P.

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