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.
On the back of this book, the author bio about Cory Doctorow says “He hopes you’ll use technology to change the world.”
If you’ve ever read a Jane Austen novel or seen an Austen-themed movie, most of the plot lines in this adorable story will be predictable for you, but no less enjoyable.
Sixteen year old Audrey Cuttler is thrust into the spotlight when her ex-boyfriend writes a hit song about their breakup. Audrey loves good music, but she didn’t sign up for fame. In fact, she was completely supportive of her ex, Evan, and his band when they were unknown musicians just practicing and sending out demos. […]
In David J’s Place we have many non-superhero graphic novels for your enjoyment. I know you already know that, but it’s good to be reminded every now and then. For the most part, these graphic novels tell stories of love, loss and hope that are common to other media like movies and traditional novels. Yet […]
Myra is so busy taking care of everyone in her family, that she doesn’t even think about herself — until her boyfriend dumps her and suddenly, more than anything, she wants to beat him for a spot on a research trip to the Galapagos Islands…
The Education of Hailey Kendrick by Eileen Cook is a journey of self-discovery, in the form of a life spiraling out of control. Going along on her adventure, and her romance, is a ton of fun!
Welcome to the new blog from the staff of Gatekeeper Hobbies. This blog will cover a variety of topics from the pop culture world including comic book collecting and anime. Just like big, blockbuster movies, summertime brings a number of exciting things to the world of comic books! Two of the big events this year are “Avengers vs. […]
Perry’s parents force him to take Gobi, an unattractive Lithuanian exchange student, to prom. But as Perry ditches the prom and heads with Gobi into New York City in Perry’s father’s Jaguar, he is in for a series of surprises — the most shocking of which is that Gobi is an assassin with a busy agenda planned for prom night in this action-packed story.
This year’s Summer Movie Season unofficially began with The Avengers, which came out May 5th. Here’s a sample of the rest of what movie theaters will offer this spring and summer. Some have not yet been rated by the MPAA. May 11: Dark Shadows Rated PG-13 It’s based on a old daytime soap opera, but with Johnny […]
During high school, we have the chance to redefine ourselves — to distance ourselves from our parents and experiment with defining ourselves through our friends, our music, our activities, our beliefs.
In Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald, the author cleverly confronts the idealism of high school environmental activism in a real world situation, and we all learn from the experience.