Me Before You is an enticingly heartbreaking novel that captures readers interest from the very beginning and holds it all the way through the epilogue...
This book is sure to inspire you regardless of who you are and where you live. You may have already seen the movie featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, but in my honest opinion, the books are always better because they provide more detail. In Stronger, Jeff Bauman documents his life before, during, and after the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013.
Growing up as the quiet girl can be hard. There is a constant battle between wanting to be chatty enough to fit in and wishing that everyone would just stop talking. Illustrator Debbie Tung can certainly relate, as is evident in this autobiographical collection of short cartoons.
When an invitation to spend a weekend away to celebrate the upcoming marriage of an old friend arrives, lonesome writer Leonora is reluctant to accept.
Nicholas Sparks has done it again! I could not put this book down! I have read most of Sparks' library but this book has been my most favorite. It starts off in the South, as all his do, but focuses on a college senior from New Jersey, much like myself when I read this book so that may be why I was instantly hooked.
When I decided to read this book I wasn't certain if I would like it or not. I have taught students who were identified with autism. I will honestly say that they are not an easy group to reach much less teach. I often wonder what was going in their minds and I think this book brought home some points. As you can guess, the book is basically about an autistic teenager. It really surprised me, because the reader really gets to know what the main character is like. It is from his point of view.
Whoa! This Young Adult novel, written from the viewpoints of identical twins in poetic prose, was an intense story of lives gone horribly wrong. Sixteen year old twins Kaeleigh and Raeanne are exact opposites, one a far too compliant favorite of Daddy’s, the other a self-destructive rebel. Mother is a politician, and absent. The only support for the girls is their abusive father. Raeanne turns to sex and drugs to fill the void. Kaeleigh works at a senior citizens’ center, and prays every night that Daddy’s footsteps walk past her bedroom door.
Whether a male or female teen, each would find this a great book, especially part two. Avi has written a book that girls could relate to just for the sheer joy of reading about a strong willed girl. It is also a book full of imagination about seafaring that a boy would love.
I feel this book is an instant classic, right beside 'The Great Gatsby" and 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'
We don't know that we always have biases until something happens which opens our eyes. If a person has some good in them, they will most certainly examine their conscience. Two main characters, Rowan and William do just that.
Dave Burgess is an award-winning and nationally recognized teacher who travels to all kinds of conferences, keynote lectures, and campuses to spread his word and enthusiasm for teaching. He inspires colleagues, fellow teachers, and even his own students by using the creative acronym PIRATE. If we “Teach like a pirate,” Burgess strongly believes our students’ engagement will increase, our own creativity will rise, and our life as educators will be transformed for the better.
I have just finished another book. A wonderful tale of love, lost love, living and dying.
Running Like a Girl
I love that Heminsly started from scratch. She's not a professional athlete or a once high school athlete. She has a desk job, a roommate, and and average set of everyday activities. She decided to run simply to prove to herself that she could and signed up for the London Marathon having hardly ever set foot on pavement.
The Girl on the Train is a must read for anyone interested in thrillers. I really enjoyed and appreciated how Paula Hawkins chose to write this novel because we get a first-person perspective from three different characters.