Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder by R J Palacio

Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

I know I’m not an ordinary ten-year-old kid.


August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.

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Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Dangerous Girls Abigail Haas

Rating: 3.5 Stars ★★★☆☆

An American teenager has been found dead in Aruba, authorities there have confirmed.


It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.

But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer; she discovers hard truths about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.

As she awaits the judge’s decree, it becomes clear that everyone around her thinks she is not just guilty, but dangerous. When the truth comes out, it is more shocking than one could ever imagine…

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I Was Here by Gayle Forman


Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

The day after Meg died, I received this letter:

I regret to inform you that I have had to take my own life.


When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her.

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One by Sarah Crossan


Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆


We Are.

And we are living.

Isn’t that amazing?

How we manage

to be

at all.


Grace and Tippi are twins – conjoined twins.

And their lives are about to change.

No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love?

But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined…

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My Single Friend by Jane Costello


Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

Some might say I don’t need another pair of glossy black shoes with a to-die-for heel. Particularly when, to the untrained eye, there are eight similar pairs fighting for space under my bed.


Lucy, has a great job, but she’s not happy being single. Yet all her dates turn out disastrously, mainly because she can’t stop lying to them. She invents a different life for herself on every date, one where she’s sporty, has fascinating hobbies or knows about modern art – depending on the guy she’s out with. It usually backfires.

Her roommate and best friend since childhood, Henry, does not understand why she feels the need to lie. After all, she’s loveable just the way she is.

When Lucy decides Henry needs a makeover, he doesn’t realize how much his life will change. With the help of her two best friends, Lucy takes Henry from an odd-jumper-and-ugly-glasses wearing guy with a bad haircut to a swoonworthy hunk. With unexpected results.

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

Rating: 5 Stars ★★★★★

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.


Conor’s been having the same nightmare over and over again ever since his mom started her treatments. So when he wakes up one night with a monster standing in front of his window, he is surprised to find it is not the one he expected.

The monster has come walking for Conor. It will tell him three tales. And at last, Conor will tell him a fourth.

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The Duff by Kody Keplinger

The Duff (Designated ugly fat friend)

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

This was getting old.


Bianca is a seventeen year old high-school students with two amazing and gorgeous friends. Sometimes she feels like the odd one out. She’s not breezy, she’s the cynic of the group. And she doesn’t look like them either. Still, it doesn’t help when Wesley Rush, school heartthrob calls her the Duff – the designated ugly fat friend.

Things aren’t going great for Bianca at home either. And before she knows it, she is kissing Wesley to distract herself from her worries. But they are only starting.

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