Tag: family issues

Whatever It Takes by Jessica Pack

Whatever It Takes by Jessica Pack

Sienna has no memory of her late mother, yet every significant day of her life—birthdays, the first day of high school, graduation—has been marked by a letter written during her last weeks of life. Sienna knows her father feels grateful to be able to offer up these connections to the loving, talented woman his daughter never got a chance to know. Yet for Sienna herself, […]

May 28, 2019 / 0 Comments
Crushing on My Brothers’ Best Friend by Julia Keanini

Crushing on My Brothers’ Best Friend by Julia Keanini

Gorgeous, charming, and funny. Ky would be any girl’s dream guy. Too bad he’s my brothers’ best friend. I fly below the radar. It’s kind of my thing. With twin superstar older brothers, it isn’t hard to do. But when I’m epically dumped by my first boyfriend ever, it puts me right where I hate to be—in the limelight. And suddenly, everyone in Sweet Water […]

March 19, 2019 / 0 Comments
A Monster Like Me by Wendy Swore

A Monster Like Me by Wendy Swore

Sophie is a monster expert. Thanks to her Big Book of Monsters and her vivid imagination, Sophie can identify the monsters in her school and neighborhood. Clearly, the bullies are trolls and goblins. Her nice neighbor must be a good witch, and Sophie’s new best friend is obviously a fairy. But what about Sophie? She’s convinced she is definitely a monster because of the “monster […]

March 4, 2019 / 0 Comments
Rule #4: You Can’t Misinterpret a Mistletoe Kiss by Anne-Marie Meyer

Rule #4: You Can’t Misinterpret a Mistletoe Kiss by Anne-Marie Meyer

A mistletoe kiss is just a simple kiss, right? Wrong. All I want to do during this Christmas break is survive. A week at the cabin with our family’s friends/rivals, the Stephensons, every yuletide activity is turned into a competition where my family must win. Every. One. Yep. Lots of Christmas spirit around here. But, I’ve survived past holidays, there’s no reason why I can’t […]

November 9, 2018 / 0 Comments
The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill

The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill

Magic doesn’t work the way you think it will, but it’s what Kate needs as she confronts friendship trouble, her parents’ divorce, and Grammy’s dementia. Kate has trouble believing in magic, especially since the people she loves keep leaving her. But when Grammy tells her the three rules of everyday magic—believe, give, and trust—Kate can’t resist believing, at least a little. Following Grammy’s advice, she […]

November 6, 2018 / 0 Comments
Rule #3: You Can’t Kiss Your Best Friend by Anne-Marie Meyer

Rule #3: You Can’t Kiss Your Best Friend by Anne-Marie Meyer

It was supposed to be a simple kiss. That was all. Whoops. My plan was perfect: convince my best friend and school quarterback, Ethan, to be the final prize for my matchmaking test where the proceeds go to sending the band to Paris. Plus, if it matches me with my life-long crush, that’s a bonus, right? What could go wrong? Apparently, a lot. First, the […]

September 26, 2018 / 0 Comments
The Awful Wonderful Story of Us by Jolene Perry

The Awful Wonderful Story of Us by Jolene Perry

Act strong. Feel strong. Be strong. Are the words that London chants to herself to get through the day. She lives in a house where rules are enforced with fists, and drugs change hands in a near steady flow. Cole uses his carefully placed camouflage of studious athlete to cover up a past he wishes he could erase, constantly counting down to keep himself in […]

August 29, 2018 / 0 Comments
Earth to Dad by Krista Van Dolzer

Earth to Dad by Krista Van Dolzer

Eleven-year-old Jameson O’Malley’s dad is on Mars. The only way to see him, other than squinting into the night sky, is through the JICC—short for Jameson’s Interplanetary Communication Console. Jameson thought the JICC would help shorten the millions of miles that stretch between Base Ripley and Mars, but he’s is starting to realize no transmission can replace his real, actual father. When a new family […]

August 8, 2018 / 0 Comments
Good Girls Stay Quiet by Jo Cassidy

Good Girls Stay Quiet by Jo Cassidy

There’s safety in silence… Fifteen-year-old Cora Snow has a secret only her “Daddy” and her journal know about. Aside from Daddy, the only people Cora talks to are her teachers and imaginary friends. She obeys all of Daddy’s commands, like calling him “Daddy,” to keep him happy, and herself alive. Besides, it’s the only normal she’s ever known. She’s content in her bubble until one […]

August 7, 2018 / 0 Comments
Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

When twelve-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night and talking to people who aren’t there, Della worries that it’s happening again—that the sickness that put her mama in the hospital four years ago is back. That her mama is going to be hospitalized for months like she was last time. With her daddy […]

July 6, 2018 / 0 Comments