Thursday, May 13, 2010

SweetHearts by Sara Zarr

Most things in life happen in a blink of an eye. But for Jenna, her whole life flashes by in minutes. Her best and only friend at the age of 6 has disappeared and her mom says he's "dead". After many years, Cameron has returned looking for Jenna. But one problem. She has a boyfriend.She has a life changing decision to make, and she tries her best to not break anyone's heart. But success is far down the path. And she has to work hard to gain it.

This book is for romance lovers, and anyone who is up for a good adventure into the past.

Germaine G.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi

This historical fiction novel takes place in Texas during the Civil War. Did you know that the slave owners in Texas did not tell their slaves about the Emancipation Proclamation for two years? This novel centers around one family in Texas that owns slaves and also has a slave girl that they have "adopted."

This is a well-written novel about an interesting perspective of the Civil War. You will get attached to the characters and begin to understand what the people of the time were thinking. There is a great twist at the end that I never saw coming!

Mrs. Gallagher

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Thomas lands in a strange place and can remember nothing about his life except for his name. The Glade is full of boys in the same situation. They have all landed there, one a month, for the past 2 years. Each day the Maze Runners go out in the maze that surrounds the Glade looking for a way out. One week after Thomas arrives, everything starts to change. A girl who he has a special connection with arrives and nothing is ever the same again.

What a great sci fi book! If you liked The Hunger Games, you will love it! There are so many questions that you will want answered.

Mrs. Gallagher