Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter is an orphan who, unfortunately, lives with his horrid aunt, uncle, and cousin.  They have be hiding a very important secret from him.  On Dudley’s birthday at the zoo Harry gets a taste of what the secret is when the glass of a snake’s cage disappears and his cousin falls in.  After that strange letters keep appearing and this uncle […]

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Old Major a boar on the Manor Farm gets things in motion by teaching his fellow animals a song called Best of England.   This fills the hearts for the animals with a yearning to live in a society where they are free from humans.  Old Major dies shortly after.  Napoleon, Snowball,  and Squealer pick up where […]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“I’m late. I’m late, for a very important date.” Alice follows the white rabbit down a hole into the world of Wonderland. Wonderland is a strange place were a sip of a drink can make you shrink and a bit of a cake can make you the size of a giant. This is a place […]

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hester is a married woman who’s husband is away.  Hester has a newborn baby, but the baby is not her husband’s.  She has committed adultery and now has to wear the letter A on her chest  for all to see.  Hester will not give the name of the father of the baby and so she must bare the shame […]

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a chilling tale of what can go wrong when civility is taken out of humans.  A group of school boys are on a plane  during a war heading  for safety when they are shot down.  Their plane lands on an island.  No adults survive the crash leaving the boys […]

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries is not your typical princess story.   You would think that a girl might be somewhat thrilled at the idea of finding out that she is a princess, but this is not the case for Mia.   Her parents kept it from her until it became clear that her father could no longer […]

The Geography of Girlhood by Kirsten Smith

Penny is a girl that struggles with the abandonment of her mother as well as the difficulties of growing up.  Her life is further complicated by having a gorgeous sister and no looks for herself as well as an overprotective father.  Her friends don’t all get along with each other and the story starts off where sadly one is in the middle of being […]

The Clique by Lisi Harrison

Oh…The Clique, there is one in every school,   that one group of people that for whatever strange reason you want to be a part of  even though you know that it wouldn’t be a good fit.   Popularity can do strange things to you.  For Claire it’s no different.  When her family movies into the guest house of […]

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This classic by Louisa May Alcott is simply a must read for every little woman out there.  This Charming story is about four little women starting out in their lives.  The fun part is that the reader gets to observe them grow up, from childhood to womanhood and for some motherhood. Most of the story however revolves […]

The Queen of Cool by Cecil Castellucci

Libby Brin is The Queen of Cool but she is oh so bored with it. Her friends are jerks and she does the same things all the time.   Libby gets descent grades for not trying, imagine the grades she could get if she applied herself.   In a moment of a mental break down Libby sees a signup sheet for a winter internship at […]