high school

Sing Street cover. A boy and girl walking with hands in pockets.

Sing Street

Anchor Bay Entertainment
Rated by
Stefanie E.
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

It's difficult for me to remember a more joyful, smart, and pleasant coming-of-age movie made in recent years. Sing Street, shot on the streets of Dublin, is filled with vibrant costumes and colorful people and I couldn't help but feel delight as I watched the young characters come to life. During my first viewing, it was easy to make comparisons to the beloved American filmmaker John Hughes of 1980's Chicago fame because of the mutual time period.

Little Pretty Things

Lori Rader-Day
Rated by
Katie S.
Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

Imagine always being in second place - one step behind the same person over and over again. Juliet Townsend was that second place person to friend Madeleine Bell all throughout high school. They ran track together and Maddy was always the star while Juliet stood to the side. Ten years later, she is still second place to Maddy, although she doesn't realize it until Maddy comes waltzing into the Mid-Night Inn looking as beautiful and pristine as ever. Embarrassed, Juliet agrees to meet with her to talk through some issues from their past.

The Rules for Disappearing

Ashley Elston
Rated by
Lisa J.
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Not knowing how her family has landed in witness protection is driving seventeen year old "Meg" crazy. But she knows the two rules of being in witness protection... be invisible and don't make friends. Easier said than done, and after six placements in the last year she is bound and determined to make this placement stick as the constant moving and stress of learning new identities and back stories is tearing her family apart.

Black rose in the background with the title and author over it.

Luckiest Girl Alive

Jessica Knoll
Rated by
Diane H.
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015

Don’t judge a book by its cover. This ubiquitous quote is what came to mind when I read Luckiest Girl Alive. Ani FaNelli has a seemingly perfect life – glamorous job, fit figure, dream wardrobe, dreamier fiancée. Yet, behind it all lurks a dark secret from her past.

When a Secret Kills

Lynette Eason
Rated by
Lisa J.
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

In the conclusion of the Deadly Reunion series, investigative reporter Jillian Carter has decided it is finally time to come out of hiding and return home after 10 years on the run. On the night of her high school graduation Jillian witnessed a murder committed by her boyfriend's uncle who just happens to be a state senator. Knowing that she was next on the senator's hit list she ran and has been in hiding ever since. Jillian is exhausted from looking over her shoulder and frustrated by the stress of being hyper-viligant for all of this time knowing that the senator will never give up un

Black shadow of dragon in the background. The backside of a young man with a backpack and a sword in it.

The Story of Owen

E. K. Johnston
Rated by
Octavia V.
Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014

After famed dragon slayer, Lottie Thorskard, is injured on the job she takes early retirement and moves to the small town of Trondheim to escape her notoriety and the big city. She brings her partner Hannah, and nephew Owen, whose father is out fighting the carbon eating dragons that have plagued Canada since the dawn of time.

two people walking away on a beach with a tie-dyed blanket billowing behind them


Elin Hilderbrand
Rated by
Helen H.
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013

In the vein of Laura Moriarity’s The Rest of Her Life or Chris Bojhalian’s The Buffalo Soldier, Hilderbrand puts normal, everyday people under a microscope after throwing a terrible tragedy at them.

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013

This audiobook rocks! Seriously. But if language, blood, bodily functions, and the mind of a teenage boy gross you out, this is probably not for you. However, keep in mind that this audiobook is very entertaining and if you think you can handle the previously mentioned, go for it! Carter manages to get into so many awkward situations and it is HILARIOUS.

Saturday, Jun 15, 2013

At first glance, One Shot at Forever, is obviously a book about baseball. Don’t let the title fool you, however, because it’s really about so much more. Set against the backdrop of the 1970 and 1971 baseball seasons, Ballard tells to stories of Lynn Sweet, the Macon High School baseball players, their families, and their town. As a new English teacher, Sweet was already causing a stir in Macon, despite his popularity among his students.

Sunday, Apr 7, 2013

Thirteen Reasons Why focuses on the subject of teen suicide.

Hannah Baker, a freshman, has committed suicide. But, why? It is a question that is always asked but many times has no answer. This time, however, Hannah wants a chosen few to have that answer. She wants thirteen people to know how their actions affected her and ultimately caused her to make the decision to end her own life.