Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Dr. Adam Price has twenty-five years of experience with children and adolescents, especially boys, and his experience shows. He's Not Lazy details how and why an adolescent boy’s brain is often behind, they fear of failure, often "opt out". They opt out by procrastinating, losing themselves in the world of video games, or appearing ambivalent towards everything.

text of author and title in white on a red background and portrait of a young man

Last Night I Sang To The Monster

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Rated by
Scott S.
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

Having never experienced life in a rehab center I cannot speak to the authenticity or veracity of the setting Benjamin Alire Sáenz creates in, Last Night I Sang To The Monster. 18 year-old Zach is an alcoholic who comes out of a black out in a treatment center with no memory of how he got there. I can say the novel is populated by memorable characters who are engaged in emotionally resonant relationships in a visceral setting.


Persona 5 (PS4)

Rated by
Rachel C.
Monday, Jul 3, 2017

Have you ever wanted to execute a massive heist? How about pretend to be a Japanese high schooler? Explore Jungian psychology? You're in luck!

Cover is semitransparent plastic with writing on page underneath. Dark orange with yellow in middle and lower right. Title letters are clear,surrounded by light grey. Authors' names are printed on the cover, with a clear space around them.


Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Rated by
Diane H.
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Illuminae is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve come across recently. I don’t know what it would be like to read the book, but the audio was marvelous to listen to. The different voices encapsulate the personalities and essences of the different characters, making the story richer and adding depth.

book cover shows girl's face inside gemstone

The Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy

Rae Carson
Rated by
Stefanie E.
Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Elisa is a princess and she is also the bearer of a godstone—a stone with magical properties found in the navel of a chosen bearer once every 100 years. To keep her secret safe, Elisa's father arranges a marriage to a king in a distant land. Although Elisa has never met him and knows little of him, she marries the kind King Alejandro. Shortly thereafter, Elisa is kidnapped by rebels . . .

A Snow globe with a ship inside, resting on a red base


Gabrielle Zevin
Rated by
Diane H.
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015

Ever wonder what happens after you die? Elsewhere answers that question in a unique way.

Fifteen-year-old Liz Hall wonders where she is, and why she is there. Is this a dream? The afterlife is nothing like she expected; not that she was really expecting to be in the afterlife at so young an age.

Now she has to figure out how to have a life after death in a place called Elsewhere.

We Were Liars

E. Lockhart
Rated by
Katie S.
Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

Cadence Sinclair is a high society fifteen-year-old who's family owns Beechwood Island off of Martha's Vineyard. Her grandparents have built each of their three daughters homes on the island so that the whole extended family can come and stay each summer. The three oldest grandchildren - Cadence, Johnny and Mirren - and their friend Gat form an inseparable group called the Liars and spend each summer bounding around the island, until Cadence has an accident and her whole world unravels.

Dreams of the Golden Age

Carrie Vaughn
Rated by
Lisa J.
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Continuing the story of Celia West following the death of her superhero father and the retirement of the superheroes of her beloved city, Celia continues to look out for the best interests of her city and has carefully been watching the grandchildren of the superheroes waiting to see if there is a new generation of powerful superheroes in the making. Two of these new superheroes may be her own daughters Anna and Bethy but so far they aren't exhibiting any signs of superpowers or at least they're not sharing with her if they are developing powers.

The Edge of Never

J.A. Redmerski
Rated by
Debbie F.
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Camryn and Andrew both have secrets. And when they unexpectedly meet on a Greyhound bus they prove that fate can’t be ignored. Andrew has decided to take a bus to Wyoming rather than catch a flight to see his father. Camryn has hopped on the bus with no particular destination in mind. From the moment Andrew steps on the bus, he is drawn to Camryn, and their first contact is intense. She thinks he is pompous, he thinks she is beautiful.

A young woman with bright red hair in a white sundress with her back facing out and light radiating from white marks on her skin. She's holding a knife and facing a shadowy young man.

City of Heavenly Fire

Cassandra Clare
Rated by
Diane H.
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

City of Heavenly Fire is the sixth and final book in The Mortal Instruments series. Cassandra Clare has created a world in which supernatural creatures, magic, and humans coexist.