Quick Picks–they’re easy to read and you can’t put them down

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The book summaries are from the publishers–book flaps, etc.

Just Another Hero by Sharon Draper (third in series–The battle of Jericho and November Blues)

As Kofi, Arielle, Dana, November, and Jericho face personal challenges during their last year of high school, a misunderstood student brings a gun to class and demands to be taken seriously.

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

“Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn’t know how lucky I was. When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends: her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice’s story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget”–Book flap.

Beaten by Suzanne Weyn (one in the Surviving South Side series)

Keah Robinson, cheerleader co-captain at Southside High, and Ty Hendricks, star running back, appear to be the perfect couple, but when they have their first fight, Ty screams at Keah. Then, after losing a game, Ty goes ballistic and hits Keah repeatedly, and Ty is arrested for assault. Even after this, Keah secretly meets up with Ty. She wonders what’s worse–flinching everytime her boyfriend gets angry or being alone.

Knifepoint by Alex Van Tol (an Orca Soundings book)

Jill is enduring a brutal summer job on a mountain ranch, guiding wannabe-cowboys on trail rides. On a solo ride with a handsome stranger she ends up in a fight for her life with no one to help her.

Summer Ball by Mike Lupica

Thirteen-year-old Danny must prove himself all over again for a disapproving coach and against new rivals at a summer basketball camp.


About Victoria Waddle

I'm a high school librarian, formerly an English teacher. I love to read and my mission is to connect people with the right books. To that end, I read widely--from the hi-lo for reluctant high school readers to the literary adult novel for the bibliophile.
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