Six high schoolers are trapped on a private jet that is going drastically off course. Soon it is made clear that the plane has been hijacked. But by who? Suspicion throws the teens into a high intensity situation that no one is safe from. Will they be able to stop the plane and find out the hijacker before they go down?
Skyjacked is perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying. It is just as fast-paced and entertaining, yet remains unique from Karen McMannus’ book because of the interesting setting. Murder mystery romance lovers alike will find this book as a new favorite.
Skyjacked by Paul Griffin Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th Tags: Adventure, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Fast-Paced, Mystery, Romance Reviewed by: Charlotte D.
At 16, Saira is America’s youngest doctor. She has just started a new internship at the hospital her mom works at. While she may be a good doctor, Saira soon find out that there is more to being a young doctor then she had previously thought. She must learn to balance being a teenager with being a doctor, especially when she falls in love with a patient.
Symptoms of a Heartbreak is for readers who love John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. This novel encompasses similar themes of love and loss but with a fast-paced twist that comes with being in a high-pressure situation.
Symptoms of a Heartbreak Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th Tags: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Fast-Paced, Romance Reviewed by: Charlotte D.
Jonah is a seventeen year old boy who has lived in Verona Cove his whole life. His whole family fell apart when he tragically lost his beloved father to a heart attack. Now, his mother barely gets out of bed, and he is left to take care of his younger siblings. Vivi just pranced into Verona Cove and is immediately in love. It seems like a perfect, beautiful, summer escape from a harsh past. Each character tries to hide away from old wounds, and falling in love seems like a perfect way to do it. When these two teenagers find each other, their summer takes a whole new route. Emory Lord artfully touches upon the sensitive subjects of mental illness while gracefully weaving in teenage romance, and you will be transported into Vivi and Jonah's world. This powerful book will move you to tears and laughter, and leave you with a compelling message.
When We Collided by Emery Lord Grades: 7th, 8th Tags: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Friendship, Romance Reviewed by: Skye S.
Georgina Fernweh is born into a family with magic passed down by women through generations. This magic can range from flying to teleportation, and while it is not spoken by the other residents on the island By-The-Sea, it is known. Little oddities that make the island what it is---such as the unpredictable and ephemeral weather and the (supposedly) three-hundred-year-old bird who rests on the island every year---attracts tourists to the little island every summer, two of whom are Harrison and Prue. Georgina has not yet found her magic unlike her sister Mary, and with her eighteenth birthday awaiting at the end of the summer, she fears her ability may never come. She begins to bond with a new friend, Prue, when tragedy strikes the island. The magical powers that were once revered by the citizens of By-The-Sea turns to suspicion--especially towards Mary. During Georgina's last summer on the island, she will learn the truth and mysteries about magic. This book offers wonderful representation for members of the LGBT community through its characters and plot.
Disclaimer: This book has topics on sexual assault/rape. Please read with discretion.
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno Grades 7th, 8th Tags: Fantasy, Romance Review by Sarai B.