Smoke by Darcy Woods


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Oct 21, 2021

Honor Augustine is a perfect student and cares for her father who has PTSD. When she finds out that her family is getting into financial trouble and at risk of losing their greenhouse business, she is firm on saving them. She decides to grow marijuana to help her father and her family’s business.

This book is very thought provoking; it makes me wonder what lengths are people willing to go to in the name of saving their family? I really like the way that the author depicted PTSD in a seemingly realistic way. This book was hard for me to put down; it was very interesting. But, I don’t like

Oct 4, 2021

Closer to Nowhere is an inspiring and eye-opening fiction novel by Ellen Hopkins. This book is about a boy named Cal, who has PTSD. When his mom died when he was nine, he moved in with his dad. His dad, who went to prison two times, abused Cal by hitting him and telling him to lie to the government on his behalf. When Cal’s dad went to prison again, he moved in with his aunt and uncle, and his cousin Hannah. Every so often he would run away for one reason or the other. Then something happens at his and his cousin’s school.

I love the way the author describes every single character and lets

Just A Kiss

By Denise Hunter
Rated by Bre H.
Jul 28, 2017

Riley Callahan and Paige Warren were best friends and spent many summers together growing up in Summer Harbor. One summer Paige came back from camp all grown up, and Riley fell in love with her and was determined to tell about his feelings. But then Paige fell for his older brother, Beau. Riley could not watch the love of his life go to his brother, so he joined the Marines. Riley would often remind himself that a Marine needs to improvise, adapt, and overcome. And he has to do just that upon returning home as a veteran and amputee with PTSD. He has to face everyone from his past--most of all