Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Truth About Forever

Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined- she will spend her days sitting at the library information desk, she will spend her evenings studying for the SATs, and her spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or ... Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all--so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So ... happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before? Sarah Dessen delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as we watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.
While Sarah Dessen was born on June 6, 1970 in Evanston, Illinois, she was raised in North Carolina. Both of her parents were professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. which Dessen later attended from 1988 to 1993 She graduated with highest honors with a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Dessen sold her first book, That Summer, three years after she graduated. Two of her novels, That Summer and Someone Like You, were the basis for How to Deal, a 2003 movie starring Mandy Moore. Her novel Just Listen, was released in April 2006 and subsequently reached number two on the New York Times Book Review.

Just Listen

Annabel Greene is the girl who has everything, loads of friends, she is a top student, popular cheerleader, and the prom queen- at least that's who she plays in the commercial for Kopf's Department store. In real life, Annabel is the girl who has nothing. She does not have a best friend or anyone to talk to about her problems. Then, she meets Owen Armstrong- intense, obsessed with music, and is always determined to tell the truth. Can a girl who hates direct confrontation find a way to connect with a guy who thrives on it? Find out.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Princess Diaries Series

Mia is a teenage girl who finds out she is next for the Genovian throne. In no way is she ready to take her spot as queen. Now that she realizes she is going to be queen; she spends all of her time doing one of three things: preparing for her nerve-racking entree into Genovian society, slogging through the congestion unique to Manhattan in December, and avoiding further smooches from her hapless boyfriend. Kenny. Find out how Mia makes it to the top.

About the Author: Meg Cabot

Meggin Cabot was born on February 1, 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana. She is an American chick-lit author of romantic comedies for teens and adults. She has written and published over fifty books, and is best known for The Princess Diaries, later made by Walt Disney Pictures into two feature films.

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Meg Cabot Official Site

Books by Meg Cabot

Thursday, February 25, 2010


As soon as Melinda Sordino steps into Merryweather High, she knows that she is an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so her old friends won't talk to her. She goes in to a state of silence and does not associate with anyone. She keeps to herself; however, that's not so easy either. There is something bothering her, something that she can't seem to get out of her mind. She knows she needs to reveal the truth, she must speak.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Sea Of Monsters

Percy Jackson's seventh grade year has been surprisingly quiet- too quiet. When a gang of Laistrygonians arrive at school and start using balls of fire in the PT dodgeball game, Percy knows something is amiss. The innocent game of dodgeball quickly turns into a death match. The unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news. The magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy. Unless Percy finds a way to conquer the enemy, the only safe haven for the demigods will be banished forever.

The Hunger Games

In a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining capitol surrounded by twelve outlying district. The Capitol is harsh and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl to participate in the annual Hunger games, a fight to the death. Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen-year-old, lives with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. She has been close to death before and survival for her is a second nature. She knows that if she wants to win she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Point Blank

When a series of mysterious deaths occur, agent M16 assigns Alex rider a fourteen year old reluctant spy, to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is stuck in a remote boarding school high atop the Swiss Alps with the sons of the rich and powerful. Something feels wrong, very wrong; these former juvenile delinquents have turned into well-behaved and respectful boys. In the end, it is up to Alex to find out who is behind this evil plot. The clock is ticking- is Alex's luck about to run out?

The Blind Side

Michael Oher, is one of thirteen children by a mother who is addicted to crack. He does not know his real name, his birthplace, or how to read or write. His life is transformed after a rich white Evangelical family picks him up off the streets. He takes up football and his grades slowly start to improve.

The Fire Within

David discovers a collection of clay dragons that come to life when he moves in with Liz and her eleven-year-old daughter, Lucy. David's own special dragon inspires him to write a story and reveal the secrets behind a mystery. In order to save his dragon, David must master the magic of the fire within.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dear John


An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love—and face the hardest decision of his life.

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