Do you believe in witches and magic? In a very small town in the Berkshires called Sidwell, there is a “monster”. Things are disappearing and graffiti is appearing. Meanwhile, Twig and her mother are hiding her brother James due to a family curse. Can Twig solve both mysteries? Does James want to be cured? This is a story of acceptance and love, what everyone wishes for.
The story is set in a small seaside town, similar to Gloucester. One day Ruth finds a small origami envelope with a riddle in a library book and the quest begins! Losing her best friend to the popular girls, Ruth learns that the more friends the merrier and ends up with a “motley crew” of kids just as excited about the quest as she is!
Seriously, you can’t go wrong reading any book written by Sarah Dessen. In this latest one, Sydney feels she is invisible. Her brother, Peyton, is in prison and her parents focus is on him while Sydney tries to navigate her life on her own. Then she meets Mac and his family and things begin to change, including how she feels about herself.
A meteor named Ardor is heading toward Earth. It will be here in two months. There is only one question with millions of answers: What would you do with those two months?
While not the best book I’ve read, it does raise the endless possibilities with knowing there are only 2 months left for humanity. The lives of four teenagers converge, trying to find meaning as the end is hurling towards them.
This month’s pick is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
The Silvers are the elite and the Reds the poor, it’s the way it has always been. Mare Barrow is a Red, or is she? The King of the Silvers discovers that she is different, a mix of Silver and Red with unique powers. With one foot in each world, Mare tries to change history causing a chaotic, violent event in which she learns one truth: anyone can be betrayed by anyone.