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Stolen: A Suspenseful Kidnapping Story

by Juwan Dube, ’19

Stolen, by Lucy Christopher, was awarded the Printz Honor, which awards excellence in young adult literature.

Stolen, by Lucy Christopher, was awarded the Printz Honor, which awards excellence in young adult literature.

Lucy Christopher’s 2009 debut novel “Stolen,” which was a Printz Honor book, is about a 16-year-old girl named Gemma who was kidnapped in a London airport by a 24-year-old guy named Ty who bought her drink for her. When Gemma went to sit down Ty drugged her coffee, then took her all the way into the desert in Australia, where he holds her captive in a house Ty built.

Alice 19th: Fun Trip Down the Rabbit Hole

By Shayna Barnhard

Alice 19th, a series available in the EL library, is an interesting, engaging read.

Alice 19th, a series available in the EL library, is an interesting, engaging read.

At the beginning of the school year, during study hall, I went to the school library to check out a book.  At first,I didn’t know what I wanted to read.  I also went to clean up the library a little.  It turned out Ms. McCurdy needed someone to organize the manga from the graphic novels.  As I was organizing, I found this manga “Alice 19th.”  It seemed interesting, so I checked out the first book and read it.  It was different from other mangas I’ve read, but it was good.  As I read the other books, it got better and better.

“Alice 19th” is about a 15-year-old girl named Alice who, while walking to school, saves a rabbit from getting run over.  After she saves the rabbit, Alice receives a bracelet with a red stone on it.  It’s revealed the white rabbit isn’t any ordinary one, she reveals her real form, a little girl with rabbit ears, dressed in robes, named Nyozeka.  Nyozeka tells Alice that she’s destined to be a Lotis Master and the stone on Alice’s bracelet is one of the Lotis word “Rangu,” the 19th Lotis meaning “courage” (now you know why the series is called Alice 19th).

“Divergent” Latest Book in Breakfast Book Club Series

By Aisha Ali, ’14

"Divergent," by Veronica Roth is the first in her trilogy which just concluded with the Oct. 22 release of "Allegiant."

“Divergent,” by Veronica Roth is the first in her trilogy which just concluded with the Oct. 22 release of “Allegiant.”

I recently had the pleasure of reading “Divergent,” by Veronica Roth, with the Breakfast Book Club, a group that meets before school once or twice a month to read and discuss young adult books. 

Eat, Brains, Love: A Zombie Love Story

Jeff Hart's first novel draws the reader in and keeps them on the edge of their seat.

Jeff Hart’s first novel draws the reader in and keeps them on the edge of their seat.

By Rahma Ali, ’15

During the summer, I was one of the ten lucky winners on Goodreads.com to win a free copy of Jeff Hart’s first book, “Eat, Brains, Love.”

  The book is written from the points-of-view of two characters: Jake Stephens, a senior in high school who turns into a zombie, and Cassandra, a teenage psychic who works with the secret part of the government that hunts down zombies.