Tag Archives: Read 180

Sports Books: “The Final Four”

The Final Four by Paul Volponi    The hoop action between the Michigan State Spartans and the (underdog) Trojans of Troy University is nonstop, heart-pounding excitement. While the semifinal NCAA championship game is played, the novel focuses on four players: … Continue reading

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Drug Abuse “In Ecstasy”

  In Ecstasy by Kate McCaffrey Fifteen-year-old Sophie and Mia are longtime best friends, who, as the novel opens, are getting ready for a big party. Sophie is more outgoing. Mia is socially awkward and just hopes to get through … Continue reading

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Mystery: “The Night She Disappeared”

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry    Gabie agrees to switch nights working at Pete’s Pizza so that Kayla can do something else. Probably go on a date although she’s recently broken up with her boyfriend and doesn’t say … Continue reading

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Mystery, Romance: “Period.8”

Period.8 by Chris Crutcher The problem with having too great a time span between reading Chris Crutcher books is that I forget how good they are. Forget how the fast-talking, conscience-driven teens can connect with teachers who care about them. … Continue reading

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Mystery: “The Girl Who was Supposed to Die”

The Girl Who was Supposed to Die by April Henry   A teen girl comes to consciousness on the floor of a cabin in the woods. She can’t remember anything. She’s sore and when she touches her fingers to the … Continue reading

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“The Bully” and “The Gun”

The Bully by Paul Langan Darrell Mercer moves from Philadelphia, PA to California in the middle of his freshman year of high school. Although his neighborhood in Philly is not the best–even dangerous sometimes–he has a lot of good neighbors … Continue reading

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“A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl”

    A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone While the title may seem misleading once you start reading the book, you’ll understand it by the time you reach the final page. This quick … Continue reading

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