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Short Story: Scum of the City

A short story in the genre of realistic fiction, my favorite. 

I’m taking the RAPD bus that connects downtown Reno to the mall. I swipe my card and say… 295 more words


Love Letters to the Dead - Ava Dellaira

For a school assignment, 15 year old Laurel is instructed to write a letter to a dead person.  Instead of choosing her hero, recently deceased older sister, she opts for various celebrities: Kurt Cobain, Judy Garland, Amelia Earheart, Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger.   316 more words

Review: The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

Saving the school — one con at a time.

Jackson Greene has reformed. No, really he has. He became famous for the Shakedown at Shimmering Hills, and everyone still talks about the Blitz at the Fitz….

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#172 Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather’s P-38 pistol.

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Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell

Audience: ages 14-18

Rating: 4/5

Eleanor meets Park on her daily transit commute to her new school. Park allows her to sit with him after she struggles finding a seat among a bunch of teens she doesn’t know. 159 more words

Young Adult

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart [audiobook]

Audience: ages 13-18

Rating: 3/5

We Were Liars is E. Lockhart’s wildly popular newest novel. Cadence and her cousins are the offspring of a family made of old money. 141 more words

Young Adult

The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen

Audience: ages 13+

Rating: 5/5

Sarah Dessen should be a staple in any teen book collection, and The Truth About Forever is no exception. The main character, Macy, has recently lost her father. 116 more words

Young Adult