Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Check out the Artwork in the Library

Students from Ms. Hendrickson's Art class have their paper mache projects on display in our Library. Come in and take a walk around to see them all.














Monday, December 16, 2019

Do you enjoy Historical Fiction? We recently added the Young Royals book series to our Library. The books in this series can be read in any order. If you would like an entertaining read on the lives of Royal women in history, then these books are for you.






When Stars Leave the Sky


The author, Josh W. Ellerbeck, is a Senior here at St Peter High School. His book is available to check out in our Library and also for purchase on Amazon here. He will be signing copies on Friday January 17, 2020 in the Commons during Saints Time. 


When Stars Leave the Sky

by Josh W. Ellerbeck

High schooler Rodney Taylorson has been battling the thoughts of inadequacy for quite some time. But after the toxic influences in his life through bullying and ignorance have come and gone, Rodney delves deeper into weight loss, believing that this will bring him acceptance. However, as he grows and moves up in high school, so does the presence of depression, anxiety and overbearing hunger. With the help of his friends, family and God, Rodney learns what it means to be truly happy again, and he discovers what life is all about along the way. It’s an adventure of love, tears, self-realization, chasing dreams and pure joy that will have you captivated to the very last page. This story will encourage you to not just break the mold, but to bend it with all of your might, so that no one can ever use it again.

Monday, November 4, 2019

New books Nov. 4 2019

All these titles are new 

and ready to be checked out. 


Non-Fiction & books with dogs!



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New Series books!





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New Realistic Fiction!



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New Verse Novels & some scary books!



A few new titles to add to our Spanish Section


5 out of 5 stars on Amazon?!

Brand new in our Library. It isn't everyday you find a book with 5 out of 5 stars on amazon with hundreds of reviews. Here is the description and link from Amazon.  Check it out, then come in and check it out!

Letters to the Lost (Amazon reviews)
by Brigid Kemmerer

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope.
Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.

"This book is going to fly off the shelves to all teens, but it will hold special interest for those looking for a tear-jerking romance and serious readers of realistic fiction." - VOYA
"A great concept, delivered in a compulsively readable package . . . romance readers will stay up late to finish this very satisfying and heartfelt read." - Booklist
"Explores the ideas of carving identity out of pain and the way perception colors expectations." - BCCB
"Readers will find themselves rooting for the real Declan to win Juliet’s heart the same way his online persona did. Consider this tale of modern star-crossed love as a first purchase for YA collections." - School Library Journal

Monday, October 21, 2019

Sadie Sapiens-How Smart is Your Dog?

Sadie Sapiens --How Smart is Your Dog?

by Jeff T Bauer

High school, junior year, and Emma is barely getting by, head down as she stays low on the social radar. Sadie, her best friend and constant companion, craves attention and understanding as much as Emma does. The two of them find strength and comfort in their friendship while surviving one crisis after another. Thing is, Sadie only weighs four pounds, stands ten inches tall and talks to Emma by barking. Until Emma notices something very unusual - Sadie displays a high degree of intelligence. Way intelligent. As in Emma and her learn how to communicate intelligent. Just the two of them, by jointly creating a special language only they know. Way special. Emma soon realizes the benefits of owning an intelligent dog with superior senses. Hiding Sadie in a converted purse sure makes for loads of classroom hijinks. Follow their story as the two risk discovery, an unexpected family tragedy, dog fighting, puppy mills and a glimpse into the secret world of canines through Sadie’s senses. This is Sadie’s challenge, a dog enduring her own teenage angst, struggling to find respect and acceptance in human society. SADIE SAPIENS blends the pleasures and pains of a dog and young woman growing up together, proving that some bonds are strong enough to survive across species.

Check to see if this book is available for checkout at our Library.

New Sci-Fi Thriller- Slower by Ted Shepherd

Slower

by Ted Shepherd

A young-adult, science fiction thriller full of action and suspense.

Emit Friend thought he was a normal bored 14-year-old, until he stumbled upon his power to slow time. At first, he has fun with his power as he learns to use it. He pranks friends, impresses his cousin Ellen, and irritates the high-school bullies. But then he begins to fear that he may not be alone. Others seem to have his same power, and the more he looks into it, the more he realizes how tied they are to some of history’s greatest crimes. Emit starts to reevaluate his power as he unravels the mystery. Has he used it for good? Or is he following in the footsteps of whoever else is out there, using their powers to steal…and even murder?

Perfect for young adult fans of Ender’s Game and the Divergent series, Slower is the thrilling story of a teen coming to grips with a powerful ability and struggling to overcome his inner demons to use it for good.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain

by Garth Stein
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER
MEET THE DOG WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO BE HUMAN
The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
“Splendid.” —People
“The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them.” —Jodi Picoult

“It’s impossible not to love Enzo.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.” —Sara Gruen

Friday, September 27, 2019

Tsuro Board Game


We purchased a new board game that can be played in the Library, a classroom or in Commons. 

  • Calliope Presents: An award winning game that is fun for any experience level, easy to learn & quick to play. Use strategy & luck to stay on the path to victory in this light & entertaining game
  • Family Strategy Game: The board changes every time you play the game, making it unique and fun for adults and kids. Players are challenged to create and travel the Path as it builds before them
  • Never the Same Game Twice: The Path is an ever-changing mystery. With each turn, the maze grows and you must anticipate other players' next moves. The wisest player will remain on their Path
  • Come Together and Play: Sure to become a classic, this game is perfect for families, teens, adults & children. The faster play and simple rules make it a great filler for parties & game night
  • Details: Tsuro is a family game for 2-8 players ages 8 and up. Have fun creating your Path in this visually stunning game. Includes 35 Path Tiles, 1 Dragon Tile, 8 Dragon Pawns, and Game Board
  • For 2 to 8 players game
  • 15 to 20 minute to play

Below is a link to a video that describes how to play the game.

https://boardgamegeek.com/video/18804/tsuro/dice-tower-reviews-tsuro

New Non-Fiction--Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

Permanent Record 

by Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it.
Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online―a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mountain of the Dead - Horror Fiction

Mountain of the Dead

by Jeremy Bates

The greatest unsolved mystery of the 20th century—until now.

Fact: During the night of February 1, 1959, in the remote reaches of Siberia, nine Russian hikers slash open their tent from the inside and flee into a blizzard in subpolar temperatures.
Fact: By morning all are dead, several having suffered gruesome, violent deaths. What happened to them has baffled investigators and researchers to this day.
It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.
Now, an American true-crime writer seeking answers to the enduring mystery sets out to retrace the hikers' steps on their fateful expedition—though nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover...




Praise for Jeremy Bates:
"A master storyteller!" ★★★★★
"Best book I've read to date" ★★★★★
"Old-school horror story reminiscent of Stephen King" ★★★★★
"Perfect for Laymon fans!" ★★★★★
"Definitely recommend to all fans of modern horror" ★★★★★
"Any Stephen King or Dean Koontz fan will love it" ★★★★★
"I sort of fell into Jeremy Bates by accident, and I'm so glad I did. He's one of my new favorite writers, and I urge everyone to check him out" ★★★★★
"The most chilling book I’ve ever read!" ★★★★★
"Definitely gave me chills reading this late at night which hasn't happened since I was a 13-year-old teenager reading Stephen King's It for the first time" ★★★★★
"Absolutely loved this book" ★★★★★
"Non-stop adrenaline rush from beginning to end" ★★★★★
"I was hooked from the first page!" ★★★★★
"Binge worthy!" ★★★★★
"I had to stop reading at certain points because he was freaking me out. That only happens to me with one other writer - Stephen King" ★★★★★
"This is one of the best books I have ever read!" ★★★★★
"A very juicy, scary ride" ★★★★★
"Suicide Forest is up there with Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box" ★★★★★
"Scariest book I've ever read" ★★★★★
"Huge fan of Mr Bates! You won't be disappointed" ★★★★★
"Edge-of-my-seat experience! I felt I was indeed living the horror" ★★★★★
"Page-turner with a twist! I was hanging on to every word!" ★★★★★
"I found it rivaling some of Stephen King's and Dean Koontz's early works - high praise indeed" ★★★★★
"One of the greatest suspense-filled books I have ever read" ★★★★★
"If you enjoy Richard Laymon , you'll love reading Jeremy Bates" ★★★★★
"A true edge-of-your-seat thriller...I couldn't put it down!" ★★★★★
"Startlingly Spooky!" ★★★★★
"A non-stop page-turner!" ★★★★★
"Early Stephen KingRobert McCammon, Jeremy Bates is a must read!" ★★★★★
"As usual Jeremy Bates has done it again... Give him a try, you'll not regret it" ★★★★★
Although in a series, this is a STAND-ALONE novel. For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Richard Laymon, Bentley Little, as well as other horror and mystery authors such as Dan Simmons, Jack Ketchum, Robert McCammon, Brian Keene, Darcy Coates, Amy Cross, Jeff Strand, Ambrose Ibsen, Jeremy Robinson, Nick Cutter, Blake Crouch, Joe Hill, Iain Rob Wright, Jeff Menapace, Matt Shaw, Heather Graham, Jack Kilborn, James Herbert. We hope you enjoy!

Suicide Forest - Horror Fiction

Suicide Forest

by Jeremy Bates
Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan...and also the most infamous spot to commit suicide in the world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming, haunting deep in the ancient woods.
When bad weather prevents a group of friends from climbing neighboring Mt. Fuji, they decide to spend the night camping in Aokigahara. But they get more than they bargained for when one of them is found hanged in the morning—and they realize there might be some truth to the legends after all.









Praise for Jeremy Bates:
"A master storyteller!" ★★★★★
"Best book I've read to date" ★★★★★
"Old-school horror story reminiscent of Stephen King" ★★★★★
"Perfect for Laymon fans!" ★★★★★

"Definitely recommend to all fans of modern horror" ★★★★★
"Any Stephen King or Dean Koontz fan will love it" ★★★★★
"I sort of fell into Jeremy Bates by accident, and I'm so glad I did. He's one of my new favorite writers, and I urge everyone to check him out" ★★★★★
"The most chilling book I’ve ever read!" ★★★★★
"Definitely gave me chills reading this late at night which hasn't happened since I was a 13-year-old teenager reading Stephen King's It for the first time" ★★★★★
"Absolutely loved this book" ★★★★★
"Non-stop adrenaline rush from beginning to end" ★★★★★
"I was hooked from the first page!" ★★★★★
"Binge-worthy!" ★★★★★
"I had to stop reading at certain points because he was freaking me out. That only happens to me with one other writer - Stephen King" ★★★★★
"This is one of the best books I have ever read!" ★★★★★
"A very juicy, scary ride" ★★★★★
"Suicide Forest is up there with Joe Hill's Heart Shaped Box" ★★★★★
"Scariest book I've ever read" ★★★★★
"Huge fan of Mr Bates! You won't be disappointed" ★★★★★
"Edge-of-my-seat experience! I felt I was indeed living the horror" ★★★★★
"Page-turner with a twist! I was hanging on to every word!" ★★★★★
"I found it rivaling some of Stephen King's and Dean Koontz's early works - high praise indeed" ★★★★★
"One of the greatest suspense-filled books I have ever read" ★★★★★
"If you enjoy Richard Laymon , you'll love reading Jeremy Bates" ★★★★★
"A true edge-of-your-seat thriller...I couldn't put it down!" ★★★★★
"Startlingly Spooky!" ★★★★★
"A non-stop page-turner!" ★★★★★
"Early Stephen KingRobert McCammon, Jeremy Bates is a must read!" ★★★★★
"As usual Jeremy Bates has done it again... Give him a try, you'll not regret it" ★★★★★
Although in a series, this is a STAND-ALONE novel. For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Richard Laymon, Bentley Little, as well as other horror and mystery authors such as Dan Simmons, Jack Ketchum, Robert McCammon, Brian Keene, Darcy Coates, Amy Cross, Jeff Strand, Ambrose Ibsen, Jeremy Robinson, Nick Cutter, Blake Crouch, Joe Hill, Iain Rob Wright, Jeff Menapace, Matt Shaw, Heather Graham, Jack Kilborn, James Herbert. We hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

9/11/2019 New book preview

Here are some pics of a few of the new books I entered today. They will be ready to check out soon! If you see any that interest you, come and talk to me at the desk, I can get that book ready ASAP.



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Callie : The Bayou Hauntings

Callie :The Bayou Hauntings
by Bill Thompson


2019 FIRST PLACE INDEPENDENT BOOK AWARDS WINNER FOR HORROR!

2019 SILVER IPPY AWARD FOR HORROR!


2018 FIRST PLACE EVVY AWARD WINNER FOR HORROR!


Deep in the Louisiana bayou, an ancient mansion sits empty and abandoned.
Callie Pilantro inherits the house and finds a mysterious child there who appears and disappears at will.
Even the walls of the mansion hold long-forgotten secrets.
Get your copy today!
Follow Callie as she struggles to find the secrets of her house even as someone or something tries to stop her. It all ends one eerie night. Will it be too late for Callie?


CLICK HERE TO CHECK AVAILABILITY

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Rayne & Deliah's Midnight Matinee ~ Realistic Fiction

Rayne & Deliah's Midnight Matinee
by Jeff Zentner


Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six.

But with the end of senior year quickly approaching, the girls face tough decisions about their futures. Josie has been dreading graduation, as she tries to decide whether to leave for a big university and chase her dream career in mainstream TV. And Lawson, one of the show's guest performers, a talented MMA fighter with weaknesses for pancakes, fantasy novels, and Josie, is making her tough decision even harder. 

Scary movies are the last connection Delia has to her dad, who abandoned the family years ago. If Midnite Matinee becomes a hit, maybe he'll see it and want to be a part of her life again. And maybe Josie will stay with the show instead of leaving her behind, too.

As the tug-of-war between growing up and growing apart tests the bonds of their friendship, Josie and Delia start to realize that an uncertain future can be both monstrous...and momentous.

"I laughed, cried, and fell over-the-moon in love with Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee." --JENNIFER NIVEN, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe



Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Salt to the Sea ~ Historical Fiction

Salt to the Sea

By Ruta Sepetys

For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war's most devastating—yet unknown—tragedies.

World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.

Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people—adults and children alike—aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.


♦  "Riveting...powerful...haunting."—The Washington Post
♦ "Compelling for both adult and teenage readers."—New York Times Book Review  


Monday, April 29, 2019

Five Feet Apart ~ Realistic Fiction , Romantic Fiction

Five Feet Apart
by Rachael Lippincott

Now a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson!

In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.

Can you love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.

The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.

Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.

What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?


The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson ~ Thriller Fiction

The Girl Who Lived
by Christopher Greyson

No one believes her story.
The police think she's crazy.
Her therapist thinks she's suicidal.
Everyone else thinks she's a dangerous drunk.
They're all right--but did she see the killer?

Ten years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived. No one believes her story. The police think she's crazy. Her therapist thinks she's suicidal. Everyone else thinks she's a dangerous drunk. They're all right--but did she see the killer? As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be--her hometown where the slayings took place. Wracked by the lingering echoes of survivor's guilt, Faith spirals into a black hole of alcoholism and wanton self-destruction. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister's killer--and then discovers that she's the one being hunted. 


Check Availability HERE

Tales from the Gas Station ~ Horror Fiction

Tales from the Gas Station

by Jack Townsend


Working at a dead-end retail job in the middle of nowhere can be hard. The long hours. The helpless customers. The enormous eldritch horror living deep below the building... 

As the only full-time employee at the twenty-four hour gas station at the edge of town, Jack has pretty much seen it all. But when he decides to start an online journal documenting the bizarre day-to-day occurrences, he unwittingly attracts the attention of much more than just a few conspiracy theorists. With the body count steadily on the rise and a dark, ancient force infecting the dreams of everyone around him, Jack will do everything in his power to stay out of the way and mind his own business. 

After all, he s just a gas station clerk. It s not like he s getting paid enough to wage battle against the nightmarish aberrations plaguing his community. Besides, he already has his hands full attempting to manage all those mysterious lawn gnomes, the mutant raccoons, and the charming phantom cowboy who lives in the bathroom. 

Based on the award-winning creepypasta by GasStationJack, Tales from the Gas Station: Volume One is a love letter to the pioneers of classic horror tailored to a generation that grew up in the era of smartphones and WiFi


Friday, April 26, 2019

Jane Hawk Series by Dean Koontz

Jane Hawk Series by Dean Koontz

Mystery, Action, Suspense, Psychological Thriller

#1 The Silent Corner


“I very much need to be dead.”

These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for—but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what.

People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important—so terrifying—that they will exterminate anyone in their way.

But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless—and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.

“Gripping . . . The paranoia and mystery increase as the story unfolds. . . . Koontz has created such a wonderful character in Jane Hawk that . . . readers will clamor for more tales involving Hawk and her quest for justice. Koontz rocks it again.”—Associated Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

New Dystopian Sci-Fi- Rule of Three Series

Rule of Thre3 Series

Rule of Thre3 (Book 1)
by Eric Walters


One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley's high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam's are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival, in The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.

Humorous Fantasy Dystopian Fiction - Early Riser

Early Riser 

by Jasper Fforde

Every Winter, the human population hibernates.

During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity.

Well, not quite.

Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses.

You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact born of the sleeping mind.

When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling.

When you get the dreams too, it's weird.

When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity.

But teasing truth from the Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting; ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers, whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food; and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.

But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.

“Endlessly imaginative and distinctively quirky, this is entertaining fun.”
Mail on Sunday

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time travel, Humorous, Romantic Fiction-The Opposite of Always

The Opposite of Always

by Justin Reynolds

“One of the best love stories I’ve ever read.” —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give
“Read this one, reread it, and then hug it to your chest.”  —Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Debut author Justin A. Reynolds delivers a hilarious and heartfelt novel about the choices we make, the people we choose, and the moments that make a life worth reliving. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and John Green.
When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack.
But then Kate dies. And their story should end there.
Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind.
Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do to save the people he loves.

The State of Grace- New Realistic Fiction

The State of Grace

by Rachael Lucas

Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.”
Grace is autistic and has her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more.
Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own.

This is the best fiction depiction of autism I've ever read. It's wryly funny, often self-deprecating and the descriptions of what's happening inside narrator Grace's sixteen-year-old head are totally convincing. * The School Librarian

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