Archive for the ‘High School’ Category


June 20, 2012 4:49 pm
posted by COB Communications

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 COB Communications

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


August 31, 2011 4:24 pm
posted by COB Communications

Series: Stork

Author: Wendy Delsol

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Katla LeBlanc has just moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, Katla soon finds out that she’s a Stork, a member of a mysterious order of women tasked with a very unique duty. But Katla’s biggest challenge may be finding her flock at a new school. But as Homecoming approaches, Katla uncovers a shocking secret about her past — a secret that binds her fate to Jack’s, the cute farm-boy that Katla has an argumentative relationship with, in a way neither could have ever anticipated.

Who will like it: Girls with fashion sense and attitude. Also, those who like old folktales.

If you like this, try these: Paranormalcy, Hex Hall, Birthmarked, Nightshade

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian