• StepSister by Jennifer Donnelly

    Posted by Tonya Monroe-Leach on 5/17/2024

    This book follows Isabelle, the ugly stepsister of Cinderella. Isabella didn't follow the norm of females in her time. Instead of wanting to marry a prince, she wanted to be independent. She falls into a game between Fate and Chance, and they are throwing challenges her way. Check out Stepsister to see who wins the game. 

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  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

    Posted by Tonya Monroe-Leach on 4/16/2024

    This book is the perfect blend of fantasy and dystopia. If you loved reading series like The Selection and Divergent, you need to add this one to your list. The main character Mare, is a young women in a divided world. The Silvers - rulers and The Reds - commoners. This action packed plot includes violent gladiator style fights, torture, revolution, terrorist strikes and yes romance. This is the first book of a four book series. 

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  • From Twinkle, with Love by  Sandhya Menon

    Posted by Tonya Monroe-Leach on 3/20/2024

     

    An aspiring teen filmmaker finds her voice and falls in love in this delightful romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi.

    Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy-a.k.a. Sahil's twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

    Check out From Twinkle, With Love in the Media Center.

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  • Fault in Our Stars

    Posted by Tonya Monroe-Leach on 2/12/2024

    Despite the tumor shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist name Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

    Check out The Fault In Our Stars by John Green in the media center.

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  • FableHaven: Rise of the Evening Star

    Posted by Tonya Monroe-Leach on 1/10/2024

    At the end of the school year Kendra and her brother, Seth, find themselves racing back to FableHaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson invites three specialists to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to steal a hidden artifact of great power. Time is running out. If the artifacts falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the downfall of other preserves and possibly the world.

     

    Check out FableHaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull in the media center.

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  • Akata Witch by  Nnedi Okorafor 

    Posted by Tonya Monroe-Leach on 12/11/2023

     

    Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha form the youngest ever Oha Coven. Their mission is to track down Black Hat Otokoto, the man responsible for kidnapping and maiming children. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames become reality?

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  • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

    Posted by Tonya Monroe-Leach on 11/13/2023

    After attempting to stop a criminal, Bruce is sentenced to community service at Arkham Asylum, a hospital and prison for the most dangerous criminals of Gotham City. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a young criminal mastermind who only seems to talk to Bruce. Is she divulging information the police need to Bruce, or luring him into her trap of giving her the knowledge she needs to terrorize Gotham City?

    A must read for my DC fans.

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  • A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

    Posted by Tonya Monroe-Leach on 10/10/2023

    It's a novel in free verse that tells the story of an African American teen boy at a crossroads. Determined to avenge his 19-year-old brother's death, Will, age 15, takes his brother's gun out of their shared bedroom to kill the person he's certain is the murderer, but it's a long way down in the elevator. A cross between Tales of the Hood and A Christmas Story, the whole novel takes place in the span of the 60-second ride from the seventh floor to the lobby, as Will's past and "The Rules" he's learned about being tough flash before him.

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  • Fat Chance Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

    Posted by Tonya Monroe-Leach on 8/1/2023

    Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.

    People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but it's hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight loss shakes on her dresser doesn't help. The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like: thinner, lighter, slimmer-faced, straighter-haired. Be smaller. Be whiter. Be quieter.

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