You Against Me by Jenny Downham

In this book, a character named Mikey who finds it tough to keep his family afloat.  Mikey’s father is no longer with them and his mother is an alcoholic who spends mostly all her time in bed.  So Mikey ends up taking care of his two sisters, Holly and Karyn.  In the book, Karyn claims…

Where I Belong by Gillian Cross

This book is about three teenagers named Aladi, Khadija and Freya.  The lives of these teenagers came together when Freya’s mom, Sandy, makes versions of the burqa for herself and Freya and they go to Battle Hill, the part of London where most Somalis live.  Once Sandy sees  Khadija, she knows what she wants for…

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

It all started when 17 year old Griffin decided to steal a car for his criminal of a dad.  Little did he know that it held his worst problems, Cheyenne.  16 year old Cheyenne is unnoticed resting in the back seat.  When she finds out that she’s been accidentally kidnapped, she knows it’s almost impossible…

Fat Cat by Robin Brande

Fat Cat is a book about an obese teenage girl named Cat.  Cat’s former best friend, Matt McKinney, is now her worst enemy.  They are in the same advanced science class that only a few people make.  For their science fair project, students must choose a picture at random and do it on that.  Cat…

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

Half Brother, by Kenneth Oppel, is about a boy named Ben who’s brother is a chimpanzee.  Hard to believe he considers the chimp, named Zan, to be his brother.  Ben’s dad, who is a scientist, bought Zan to teach him sign language and Ben helps teach him.  Ben and Zan grow close together gradually until…

Borderline by Allan Stratton

This story is about a young Muslim boy named Mohammed.  Being the only Muslim in his private school, he begins to realize what people think of them.  His father is taken away for no reason when the FBI comes barging into their home.  They become the center of an international terrorist investigation.  Trying to help…

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

I give this book 4 stars and recommend it to anyone who likes suspense and real life situations. Vera Dietz and Charlie Kahn have been friends since they were kids. But, somethings can change people, like selling things to people you barely know, or hanging out with some detention heads. Charlie did these things and…

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick is about a fourteen year old boy named Sig who lived in the Arctic.  His father died when he went ou to the lake, fell in and froze to death.  It talks about Sig’s father when he was with a crew and sailing around the world.  His wife was dying so…