Posted in July 2016

You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross and Mark Perini

Recommended By:  I received this ARC from Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for an honest review. Publication Date:  August 2, 2016 Pages: 400 pages Summary by Goodreads: Finley needs someone to help her shed her “good girl” persona, so she’ll try Eddie on for size. New York City model Finley is fed up with hearing … Continue reading

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Publication Date: September 15, 2015 Pages: 375 pages Summary from Goodreads: Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by … Continue reading

How it Feels to Fly by Katheryn Holmes

Recommended by:  On a Goodreads email of newly released books Published by: Harper Teen on June 14th, 2016 Summary by Goodreads: The movement is all that matters. For as long as Samantha can remember, she’s wanted to be a professional ballerina. She’s lived for perfect pirouettes, sky-high extensions, and soaring leaps across the stage. Then … Continue reading

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Shroeder

Recommended by:  Our school librarian.  She just purchased it for the library and I pulled it out of the box and into my to-read pile for the summer. Published by: Simon Pulse – January 2010 Summary by Goodreads: Restless souls and empty hearts Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now … Continue reading

Loving vs Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Recommended by:  Teri Lesesne at Boothbay Literacy Retreat Expected publication: January 31st 2017 by Chronicle Books Summary by Goodreads: Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s. My Thoughts: Loving vs Virginia  is a … Continue reading