Archive for the ‘Friends’ Category

Graceling

October 26, 2012 10:38 am
posted by smatush

  

Title:  Graceling Series

Author: Kristin Cashore

Summary: In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.     

Who will like it: If you liked the Hunger Games and you also like fantasies then this is perfect for you, because it’s a great blend of both.

If you like this, try these: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare, Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray, Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson

Tags: Survival, Friends, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, 5 out of 5 stars, Fighting

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

September 16, 2012 2:54 pm
posted by smatush

Title:  Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

Author: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Summary: Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what–or who–they will find.    

Who will like it: This is a great book for readers who really like to get to know their characters. Also good for those who like anticipating how inevitable scenes will play out.

If you like this, try these: Delirium by Lauren Oliver, You are Here by Jennifer Smith, Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

Tags: 5 out of 5 stars, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance, Friends

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Smile

June 20, 2012 4:49 pm
posted by smatush

Title:  Smile

Author: Raina Teglemeire

Summary: Smile is about a girl growing up trying to fit in. Then, she loses her teeth in a terrible accident! Raina is trying to fit in and look normal but needs lots of help! My favorite part is when she is taking the picture with her friends at the high school dance and finally gets a chance to smile with a “normal” mouth. The book was interesting to me because it shows how a girl can live her life even though she is made fun of. Read the book Smile this summer to see how Raina fixes her problems!

Who will like it: People who like comics.

If you like this, try these: How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart, The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake

Tags: Drama, High School, Friends

Recommended by: Kaitlyn H. (10-years old), Ringer Library

Dead to You

April 27, 2012 11:19 am
posted by smatush

Title:  Dead to You

Author: Lisa McMann

Summary: Having been abducted at age seven, abandoned, a foster child, and homeless, Ethan, is happy to be home until his brother’s suspicion and his own inability to remember something unspeakable from his early childhood begin to tear the family apart.     

Who will like it: If you like tough, realistic situations then this one is for you.

If you like this, try these: Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Tags: Family, Fighting, Romance, High School, Drama, Friends

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

The Scorpio Races

March 27, 2012 5:54 pm
posted by smatush

Title:  The Scorpio Races

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Summary: Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. 

Who will like it: If you like horses or understand the deep friendship you can have in a pet then this book is for you. Also, if you like girls who have guts then you will like it.

If you like this, try these: Black Horses for the King, Blood Red Horse, Blood Red Road, Daughter of the Centaurs

Tags: Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Friends, Romance, Fighting, Pets

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

The Luxe

February 9, 2012 5:32 pm
posted by smatush

    

 

Title:  The Luxe Series

Author: Anna Godberson

Summary: The story of three girls’ lives at the turn of the century. Gossip Girl meets the 1900s. Drama, mystery, and a four-part series. You will fall in love with the characters located in old New York City on the upper East Side. 

Why I picked it: 1900’s historical drama

Who will like it: Teenage girls and adult women who like to read drama.

If you like this, try these: Bright Young Things series, Flappers series

Tags: Drama, Romance, Family, Friends, History, Fashion, Series

Recommended by: Jessie J. (20-years old), Ringer Patron

Things Not Seen

October 26, 2011 2:20 pm
posted by smatush

Title: Things Not Seen

Author: Andrew Clements

Summary: Bobby Phillips uses a malfunctioning electric blanket and becomes invisible.  Nobody knows how to bring Bobby back.  His only hope may lie with his new friend Alicia, who is blind.

Who will like it: People who like books about invisibility.

If you like this, try these: Tangerine, Mind’s Eye, So B. It, Frindle

Recommended by: Cheryl O., Library Volunteer

Ship Breaker

September 26, 2011 5:08 pm
posted by smatush

 

Title: Ship Breaker

Author: Paulo Bacigalupi

Summary: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.   

Who will like it: Readers who like knowing more about the gritty, hard facts of life, and readers that believe in doing what’s right even if it’s hard.

If you like this, try these: Crank, Black Juice, King of the Screwups, Pathfinder

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Harry Potter

September 2, 2011 11:28 am
posted by smatush

Series: Harry Potter

Author: J.K. Rowling

Summary: A boy has to defeat a dark wizard.

Who will like it: People who like magical things in their books.

If you like this, try these: The Lost Years of Merlin Series, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Young Wizards Series, The Heir Series, Seven Realms Series

Recommended by: Diana L. (16-years old), Ringer Library