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Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook

Standalone. Simon Pulse (January 2012) Library Isobel’s life is falling apart. Her mom just married some guy she met on the internet only three months before, and is moving them to his sprawling, gothic mansion off the coast of nowhere. Goodbye, best friend. Goodbye, social life. Hello, icky new stepfather, crunchy granola town, and unbelievably good-looking, officially off-limits stepbrother.
But on her first night in her new home, Isobel starts to fear that it isn’t only her life that’s unraveling—her sanity might be giving way too. Because either Isobel is losing her mind, just like her artist father did before her, or she’s seeing ghosts. Either way, Isobel’s fast on her way to being the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.

Being uprooted from your home and your friends just before senior year pretty much can ruin the life of any teenager. Life gets pretty complicated for Isobel when her mom announces she is going to get married after dating a guy for three months and she is f…

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Kate Grable #1. Delacorte Press (July 2011) Library Someone's been a very bad zombie. Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town  . . . and stay hormonally human.



Kate is the quintessential nerdy girl who would love nothing more than to grow up and become a doctor but more importantly right now she wants to get the High School Quarterback to notice her. As luck would have it she's helps the football team out when they have medical issues so she can stalk Aaron, said quarterback, without seeming like an actual stalker. She also discovers some stran…

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Trilogy: The Hunger Games #1. Scholastic Inc (Sept. 2008) Own Winning Means Fame and Fortune.  Losing Means Certain Death. The Hunger Games Have Begun.... In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Katniss Everdeen takes her first steps into becoming a symbol of hope in one of the most we…

Sunday Post: 8/25/13

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things received and share news about what's coming up for the next week ahead.This Week:
I decided to do this because I rather much have a weekly wrap up than a start up wrap up... If that makes any sense. I mostly did It's Monday! about news anyways and other things so why not? 
Today is my brother's birthday party. Tomorrow he turns 21 and not only that but a new semester starts. With a new semester comes new responsibility's (yes, I am thinking of Spider man right now). So don't be shocked if I only do a couple of posts a week. School comes first. I've been absent a lot recently due to personal things but everything seems to be on the right track now. Thanks for everyone being so kind to welcome me back and continue reading my blog reviews. I love blogging and will continue as long as it's …

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Standalone. Alfred A. Knopf (October 2008) Own So, my beautiful fat girlfriend, Cassidy, is threatening to kick me to the curb again, my best friend suddenly wants to put the brakes on our lives of fabulous fun, my mom and big sister are plotting a future in which I turn into an atomic vampire, and my dad, well, my dad is a big fat question mark that I'm not sure I want the answer to.
Some people would let a senior year like this get them down. Not me. I'm Sutter Keel, master of the party. I'm your man when it comes to cranking the wild times. But, don't mistake a midnight philosopher like me for nothing more than a shallow party boy. Just ask Aimee, the new girl in my life. She saw the depth in the Sutterman from that first moment when she found me passed out on the front lawn. Okay, so she's a social disaster, but that's where I come in. Isn't it my duty to show her a splendiforous time, and then let her go forth and prosper?                                …

Miracle by Elizabeth Scott

Standalone. Simon Pulse (June 2012) Library I sat there and wondered again why I'd lived. Why I didn't even feel like I was here. Megan is a miracle. At least, that's what everyone says. Having survived a plane crash that killed everyone else on board, Megan knows she should be grateful just to be alive. The truth is, she doesn't feel like a miracle. In fact, she doesn't feel anything at all. Then memories from the crash start coming back. Scared and alone, Megan doesn't know whom to turn to. Her entire community seem unable-or maybe unwilling-to see her as anything but Miracle Megan, except maybe Joe, the beautiful boy next door with a tragic past and secrets of his own.  All Megan wants is for her life to get back to normal, but the harder she tries to live up to everyone's expectations, the worse she feels. This time she may be falling too fast to be saved....

Ever since Megan came back alive from the crash of flight 619 no one really sees her as Megan any…

Holes by Louis Sachar

Standalone. Yearling Books (May 2000) Own Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.                                                                                     It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment - and redemption.
Stanley Yelnats' bad luck can be traced all the way back to his g…