Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Amazon Summary
A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

I thought this was a sweet realistic fiction book about summer love and life. Trying to be who you want to be, who your parents want you to be and who you really are. I think students would like this book.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Amazon Summary
"You can't touch me," I whisper.
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
Strange things.
Bad things.
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

I loved this book. I think students would really enjoy this read. It looks like it will be several titles within the series. From the first page I was hooked. What is her special power? How does she have this power? Why does she have this power? Whats going on with America and the World? This will be a popular book once people discover it.