Thursday, 11 August 2011

Welcome to Peach Falls

Gwen Bingling has a normal life. She has an after-school job and lives with her dad. Her best friend, Jeffrey, lives right next door. She's an eighth grader. She avoids, at all costs, the school bullies, Jamison Ralph and Andrew Amero.

But one year, a new boy named Troy West moves into town. After making the whole school happy by standing up to Andrew Amero, Troy decides that it's pretty much his school. Gwen's friends don't know what to think about him.

One thing happens after another, Troy breaks her heart, thinks get a little smokier, and she accidentally bumps into somebody who's either the nicest guy in the world, or the biggest junkie in the school.

Welcome home.

Age Recommendation: Ages 10 and up.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Best Enemies, Worst Friends

Tyler June is a happy rich kid living in the suburbs. He thinks his life is going to be the same as always. It's summer and he'll spend it babysitting for his three younger sisters and younger brother. But he's in for a nasty surprise: His mom is starting a home school summer group.

Soon, Tyler's house is invaded by a bunch of weird kids he's never met: A scary goth kid named Todd, a sunny girl named Alexis, a snobby kid named Mason, a girl who constantly carries her camera around with her named Harmony, two best friends named Jenny and Kelly, a bratty little girl named Carla who gives everybody a run for their money, and a mental, strong-willed guy named Vrack who is seriously crazy.

Forced to spend two weeks together in the June's large house, summer is turned into a bizarre nightmare with chaos looming around every corner and surprises at every staircase. Tied together with laughs and packaged by sheer insanity of the teenage home schooled crowd, BEWF is supposed to capture the image of what it's really like to have true frienemies.

Age recommendation: Ages 7 and up.

Saturday, 18 June 2011


The second book in the AbUnIr series, which consists of three books: Abnormal, Unnatural, an Irregular. Most of you have read the summary on Abnormal, the first book. Here is the second book:

Life is not promising for nine young teenagers; Jade, Sondren, Machala, Ashley, Viviane, Ping, Quran, Ophelia, and Percy are enslaved and tortured. Five years ago they were all kidnapped and taken to an institution in woods far away from their homes by an evil genius and his daughter Swarah.

Ponsim, the aforementioned evil genius, has them all working as his slaves because each of them had their own superhuman feature that made them different. Ponsim has sucked away their very identities and put them in the care of an unfortunate young girl named Belinda who is forced to work for Ponsim until he lets her see her parents again.

The nine teenagers must battle for their very lives, but everything is getting worse. Ponsim is bent on taking everything in their world and making it his...and his daughter mysteriously disappears. Will anything help them, or will they be stuck, underground, with a greedy evil scientist as a slave master and starving away while looking for his daughter?

Age recommendation: Ages thirteen and up. Not recommended for people scared of death, murder, vampires, or cannibals.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Home Sweet Home

Emmy Mae is not happy at all when she hears that her cousins Cody, Nick, and Rhino (don't those names sound familiar?) are coming to stay for the summer. Her cousins are weird and act about three years older than they are. This summer will be HORRIBLE.

But her cousin Cody is actually VERY fun! He loves soccer just as much as she does, and he agrees that Rhino and Nick are pure evil. Emmy Mae just might have a new best friend. And after a while, Rhino and Nick turn out to be okay, too.

Her sister Harly is very sick, though, and dies from cancer at the young age of fourteen. Emmy Mae will have to cope with the loss of her favorite sister and her new friends as they head back home. Even the family dog notices the sudden loss of the house's four favorite people.

Will this summer ever get any better, or will Emmy Mae have the worst summer in the history of summers?

There isn't really a certain age for this story. It's just a nice book.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Dancer Girl

Kora is a spoiled, snobby girl whose mother owns a dance studio and she IS the best dancer there. (Well, that's what she thinks.) Her older sister and brother help out around the dance studio, too, and in exchange, they get to run the show most of the time, picking out the costumes, toying with the lineup of dances in the recital, and, of course, giving themselves as many solos as they believe are necessary.

But when Romea Bora, her mom's latest boyfriend's daughter, joins the studio after their parents are married, Kora (now Kora Bora, and how she hates that name) has some competition in the studio. Romea is funny, cool, nice, and even better than Kora at dancing, which, Kora thought, was impossible.

It turns out that it was possible.

Kora and Romea settle their differences in a dance, where they can let their feelings out on stage, for their upcoming competition. Will they be able to get along, or will Kora actually have to settle for second place, not only in the judges eyes, but in her mother's?

Age recommendation: Ages 8-15