Stunning by Sara Shepard

In the 11th book of the Pretty Little Liars series…

-Emily Fields, who had just had a baby is reconnecting with the baby’s father Isaac, and is debating whether or not to tell him about their baby girl, Violet, who had been put up for adoption.

-Aria Montgomery discovers that her boyfriend’s father is a drag queen. She thinks he doesn’t know, so it ends up breaking them up. Luckily, her boyfriend had already known, and once Aria tells him she was just trying to protect him, they get back together.

-Spencer Hastings is trying to get into an Eating Club at Princeton, but “A” sneaks drugs into her brownies, sending everyone to the hospital, and Spencer banned from the Eating Club.

-Hanna Marin is spying on her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, trying to win him back. Fortunately after realizing how much Hanna still cares about him, they get back together.

Meanwhile, a woman named Gayle is after Emily, because Emily had promised her baby to her in exchange for $50,000 cash, but Emily decided to instead give her baby to another family. Emily had given the cash back, by leaving it in Gayle’s mailbox, but A took it out, leaving Gayle thinking that Emily had stolen the money. Also, Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna had murdered Tabitha Clark, and Gayle ends up being Tabitha’s stepmother.

—L.R.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

This book is narrated by the author, Mitch Albom, as he tells his story of the last fourteen Tuesday of his former professor’s life – Morrie Schwartz. Morrie discovers he is dying of ALS, and he appears on the news and Mitch, a former student, happens to see, so he decides to pay a visit, something he always promised to do but never actually did. Mitch ends up visiting Morrie every Tuesday, right up until the last Tuesday before he dies. Morrie continues to teach Mitch about life, love, family, marriage, money, and everything in between.

—L.R.

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Teh second book in the Vampire Academy series where Rose decapitates her first Strigoi and watches her best friend die while facing serious heartbreak with her mentor.

—N.D. (age 13)

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

The third book in the Vampire Academy series is where Lisa is connecting with another spirit user and spending an unusual amount of time with him instead of her boyfriend.  When Rose goes into a well full of Strigoi.  She is horrified to find that …has turned Strigoi!

—N.D. (age 13

Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz

The third mission that Alex Rider is one of his hardest because he is going undercover to find a criminal who just purchased a bomb.

—N.D. (age 13)

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

The first adventure that Alex Rider will fix going after a criminal mastermind that wants to poison millions of people with the push of a button.

—N.D. (age 13)

Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

The story of a street boy who stole to survive until he met a wizard name Nevery and together they save the city they reside in.

—N.D. (age 13)

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult is about Peter Houghton, a bully victim since his first day of kindergarten. One day he goes to school with four guns and shoots everyone, since he’s had enough, killing ten people including one teacher, and wounding several others. The story takes place at several different points in Peter’s life, from when he was just born, to his first day of kindergarten, to his first day of middle school, to months after the shooting, and everything in between. It is about being nice to everyone because you never know what kind of negative effect your bullying can have on them.

—L.R. (age 14)

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

This play is a tragedy about a man named Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth who murder their king, King Duncan, so that Macbeth can become king. Three witches had previously predicted he would become king and that his best friend, Banquo, would father kings. After Macbeth murders Duncan, he becomes king. He wants to stay king so badly that he also murders Banquo and several others, including Macduff’s (his enemy) wife and son, as well as everyone in his castle. Macduff comes and defeats Macbeth in battle by beheading him. Duncan’s son, Malcolm, becomes king.

—L.R. (age 14)

Kingdom Keepers 2 By: Ridley Pearson

It was supposed to be a normal day in the Magic Kingdom for the Kingdom Keepers. But then their best friend’s sister went missing. Then they saw a monkey in the bushes and expected the Overtakers for Jess’s disappearance. The Kingdom Keepers found more clues and headed over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When the Overtakers’ found out the Kingdom Keepers were close to finding Jess, the Overtakers would do everything to stop them. Will the Kingdom keepers ever see Jess again or will she be lost forever?

—L.D. (age 11)