Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway ( Abe Book)

I really enjoyed this book. I just finished it and I am crying just a tiny bit at the emotional ending. I think this was a realistic fiction book about friendship with romance on the side.  Highly recommend to all.

Amazon Summary
Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy's soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?
Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. . . . She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents' relentless worrying. But Emmy's parents can't seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.
Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart. . . . He'd thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who had kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing, and his thoughts swirling.
Readers who love Sarah Dessen will devour these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver's father's crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli ( Abe Book)

I loved, loved, loved this book. I finished it in a few days and adored this book and the characters. I think everyone would enjoy this book. It has humor and heart with a little mystery and romance.

Amazon Summary
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.
Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story—wrapped in a geek romance—is a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli.

Monday, March 7, 2016

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith ( Abe Book)

This is one of the titles on the 2017 Abe List. I was interested in reading about it when I heard the summart at the Abe meeting last month. My expectations were pretty low for this book. I LOVED it. Hialrious, heartfelt read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I think boys and girls will both enjoy this book but especially the boys.