Shephard Summers

"Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river." - Lisa See

AnEmberintheAshes

AN EMBER IN THE ASHES

    AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir Razorbill (Penguin/RandomHouse), 2015 Alternating chapters and intertwining paths form the points of view from LAIA (a young commoner girl who becomes the slave of a warrioress/commandant), and the commandant's son ELIAS (an elite warrior) whose future puts him in a contest to become something he never wanted to be. Their paths…

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TheThingDidntKnow

THE THING I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW

  THE THING I DIDN'T KNOW I DIDN'T KNOW by Brent Hartinger BK Books, 2014 The continued adventures of Russel Middlebrook from THE GEOGRAPHY CLUB. We join Russel and his close friends brainy confidante Min and quirky straight besty, Gunner. Russel is now 23 and floundering to find himself and his direction, and feeling that the world is divided between those…

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PerksBeingWallflower

PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

    THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky MTV Books/Pocket Books, 1999 "Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve." (p. 24) Yeah. That line jumped out at me in the movie as well. The movie really won me over. I loved it, so I had to read the book. Revealing Charlie's story in letter format is refreshing, and…

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BookOfDavid

BOOK OF DAVID

BOOK OF DAVID by Anonymous Simon Pulse (Simon and Schuster) 2014 Sweet. Emotional. Hopeful. Genuine. David, a popular high school jock, falls in love with nerdy, artsy/musical transfer student, Jon. David meets the usual tough situations that any gay high school teen would have a hard time navigating to stay closeted and still pursue the love he is helpless to ignore. This…

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