Beth is the frontlist book buyer and IT director for Phoenix Books and has been in bookselling for over a decade. As an omnivorous reader, no genre is off limits, though she harbors a not-so-secret love for young adult fiction. When not reading, Beth can often be found baking something chocolatey, knitting lace, or steadfastly ignoring the weeds in her vegetable garden. She lives in a super-secret Franklin County location with her spouse and their very opinionated rabbits, the Property Destruction Brothers.
Being a monster is more than skin deep, as Grouch, Grump, and little Gloom 'n' Doom quickly discover when they try to build the biggest, baddest monster of them all. Much to their chagrin, all Monster wants to do is make friends! Patrick McDonnell's clever illustrations bring this story about friendship and gratitude to life.
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What might be the most surprising thing about Every Day is what a great read it is, what a well-told story. Why would this be surprising? Because Every Day
follows a character named A who wakes up in a different body every
day. This leads to a story that explores issues of identity,
attachment, and the nature of love - and somehow David Levithan manages
to intelligently explore all of these things without any of them
overpowering a simple (but never really simple) story of people meeting
eachother, falling in love, and learning that first impressions never
tell the whole story.
As part of her duty as a midwife, Gaia, only 16 years old, must "advance" the first three babies born in her sector to the wealthy and powerful Enclave. After her parents disappear, Gaia begins to question her loyalty to those in charge.
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This is an engaging look at the lost art of memorization. While we now rely on our gadgets to keep our lives in order, humans once had only our minds. A highly entertaining read.
I devoured this book in two sittings! Part mystery, part time travel--one of the best reads of 2009. Ages 9+
The word "amazing" is overused, but I have no other word that describes this book. Maybe "heartbreaking," definiely "worthwhile." This book will rip your heart out but show you the way to heal it. I've read it three times already.
The Handmaid's Tale meets The Giver in this outstanding debut novel, the first of a planned trilogy. An incurable virus is killing generations of children before their time--girls live to age 20, boys to 25. Rhine, at age 16, is kidnapped and forced to marry the son of a rich and powerful doctor in hopes that their union will produce offspring. Rhine has other plans...
In post-disaster Chicago, society is organized into five distinct factions, based upon personality traits, in order to maintain the peace. After tesing at age 16, teens must choose which faction to join. Those who don't fit neatly into a faction, like Beatrice, are considered dangerous and labelled Divergent. Fast-paced and action-packed, Divergent is a thrilling read, especially if you loved The Hunger Games.