An angry girl and a depressed boy, both sixteen, are sent to a therapeutic boarding school. This succinct description summarizes the book, but it does little to capture the complete JOY of this new story from authors Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin. If you like quirky teen characters with real honest emotions, this is the book for you.
This is a must-read boy-next-door romantic teen story, well-written, with compelling characters and real life family issues. Coming of age stories are always relevant because we are all making choices every day that determine who we are and who we become. Check it out – My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.
It’s been a great year for books — Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (1:05:48) discussion with Stephanie, Megan and Kelli about the best books of 2012 and the Goodreads Choice Awards. What did you love in 2012? Share your recommendations with us!
Not satisfied with bringing you just one or two people’s recommendations for great summer reads, Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (34:57) discussion with FOUR guests about what books they recommend as great summer reads, and what they are looking forward to reading this summer. What’s on your summer reading list?
“September is like a quiet day after a whole week of wind.”
The opening line of Mildred Walker’s most popular novel, Winter Wheat, sets the tone for the metaphors of the farming and natural worlds that bring this book to life.
The premise of this book both intrigued and repelled me. People choosing to pay big bucks to marry a stranger? Even with the year of marriage counseling and the foundation in friendship rather than love, I was skeptical of the whole affair. I mean, I like to read romance novels. And I didn’t really see how this was going to turn out satisfying for any of us, the readers or the characters.
A new book from folk singers Nerissa Nields and Katryna Nields offers all families (even the ones who don’t consider themselves “musical”) ideas and instruction. Plus, watch a video of Lissa and her sister singing a Nields song together on a car ride with a 2 year old. Because that’s what making music as a family is all about!
HUSH: a podcast discussion from your library about books and movies. This episode (34:48) focuses on Books for Guys with guests Dave Coleman and Nate Hohl — have you read any of their recommendations? subscribe on iTunes, plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
Listen to Thad, Lissa and Stephanie banter about recent best books in the HUSH podcast (44:40), Have you read any of our recommendations? What were your best books of 2011? Subscribe on iTunes and continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
As a social experiment to complement her years of homeschool experience, Evie decides to attend the local public high school for her senior year. Culture shock!
15 year old Kat Bishop is a thief. She can pick a pocket, sneak into a house at night, or steal something right from under the nose of her mark. But can she be a “normal girl” at an exclusive boarding school? And can she clear her father’s name by stealing back the painting that he is accused of stealing?