The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

July 1, 2015

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It’s been one year since it happened- when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in a swimming accident. After shutting out everyone but her family and three best friends, Paige has decided to rejoin the world, and she’s armed with a plan. 1) Date a boy: her old crush Ryan Chase is a perfect choice; 2) Attend parties: with friends like hers, this should be easy; 3) Join a club: It’s high school, so this is easy; 4) Travel: hey, a girl can dream; and 5) Swim: terrifying, but possible, right? She has her plan mapped out, but Ryan’s nerdy cousin max moves to town and recruits her for Quiz Bowl. This throws her plans for a loop, and she has very little time to get back on track.

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Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

June 24, 2015

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins is a story about, well, a southern belle named Harper Price who thrives on being the most perfect girl in her town. On homecoming night, Harper is determined to win homecoming queen, but sadly forgets her lipgloss. As she applies it in the bathroom, she hears Mr. Hall, a middle aged janitor for the school, burst in, with a gash across is stomach. Harper, terrified, watches as he dies in her arms, and at the same moment, her history teacher, Mr. DuPont, marches in with a blade in his hand. Harper’s life is about to change in a big way.

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Eden West by Pete Hautman 

June 17, 2015

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Eden West follows the story of Jacob, a seventeen year old boy, living in the  isolated paradise of Nodd. Nodd is a world within a world, a secluded land that protects its members from the evils of the world. Jacob has grown up in Nodd his entire life, surrounded by green pastures and faith that the Angel, Zerachiel will come to save him and the people of Nodd. However in the year following Jacob’s seventeenth birthday, he is tempted by a beautiful girl, Lynna, from the outside world. As Jacob becomes further involved  with Lynna, things in Nodd begin to fall apart and so does Jacob’s faith and allegiance to his community.

HellHole by Gina Damico

June 10, 2015

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Max Kilgore’s name sounds like something out of the latest action blockbuster, but his personality is the total opposite. His passion for dinosaurs and crossword puzzles, along with a really bad haircut, put him at the bottom of the food chain, and with a squeaky clean record Max is the epitome of a “good kid”. So imagine his surprise when one day, after digging for fossils on his local hill, he opens up a hole straight into hell. Now he has to deal with Satan (who has a passion for Doritos and Call of Duty) while taking care of his terminally ill mother.

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Reading Corps is back in action!

June 8, 2015

Is it a bird?

A plane?

No, it’s Reading Corps!

reading corps summer 2015

reading corps summer 2015

We’re back with new reviews, so stay tuned for some awesome summer reading recommendations.


Throne of Glass

April 8, 2015

Celaena Sardothien is the best assassin in the kingdom. Trained by the King of Assassins from when she was just 8 years old, she was the best of the best. That is, until she was caught and thrown into the king’s death camp. Now, after 2 years working in the mines, she is retrieved and brought to the king’s castle where she is faced with a choice: either work as the king’s personal assassin and be free or go back to the mines.

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Openly Straight

April 1, 2015

Openly Straight is about Rafe, a young boy in high school who is openly gay. He goes to a new school and decides that he doesn’t want to be known as ‘the gay kid.’ He wants to be a normal guy.

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