And one last thing

From Andrea Kalinowski
author: Harper, Molly
And one last thing
 “And one last thing” by Molly Harper was an entertaining read, though some would class it as chick lit, I class it as affordable entertainment. A woman receives flowers which were incorrectly delivered and thereby discovers her husband’s true cheating nature. She wallows for a short time and then, in a moment of drunken insanity, sends an email newsletter which details her husband’s perfidy. Wrath rains down upon her head from her society pals and her mother-in-law. They argue that everyone does it and if you want to keep your lifestyle, turn a blind eye. She ignores their advice, and with the assistance of her irrepressible brother, finds a path of renewal. She is a stronger woman at the end and finds a new love interest who will stand with her and lend her wings when she needs them. A very enjoyable read, “And one last thing” details something which is quite common in today’s society, cheating and divorce. The revenge solution also has its roots in today’s technology, since it is with an email newsletter she tries to extract her revenge. Find a cat, a comfortable chair, a daiquiri and curl up with this book. You won’t regret it.

The Teenage Investor: How to Start Early, Invest Often, and Build Wealth

From Margie Hartough
author: Olsen, Timothy
The Teenage Investor: How to Start Early, Invest Often, and Build Wealth
Teens need to start saving money now.   Tim Olsen bought his first shares of stock when he was in second grade. Now at 13, he is practically a Wall Street veteran.   He has written this easy-to-read and fun paperback that gives simple explanations of the tools of investing.  Investing and savings are subjects that high schools don’t spend a lot of time on but should.  He explains the simple truth that time is money: the more time you have to invest, the more money you can make. It’s a lot easier to make a million dollars in 50 years than to make a million dollars in one year. This book gives basic explanations of key investment concepts for the stock market, mutual funds, index funds and bonds.

A season of gifts

From Teen Blogger Sarah
author: Peck, Richard
A season of gifts
In the book A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck, twelve year old Bob moves next door to Mrs. Dowdel who is not your normal neighbor! As Bob deals with bullies, the holiday seasons, and helping his Dad (the new local Minister), somehow Mrs. Dowdel gets caught up in the action too! Luckily Bob doesn’t go through these problems alone, as he has his Elvis loving older sister and younger sister, who actually likes being with Mrs. Dowdel, to help him. As Bob, his family, and Mrs. Dowdel go through some hard times, you might wonder if things will turn out okay. Find out by reading “A Season of Gifts” by Richard Peck.

“A Season of Gifts” was a really good book that I enjoyed reading. I liked that the book took place in the 1950’s and was about what kids did for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I thought the book did a great job of making you feel like you knew what it was like to be a kid during that time period. The book has the family go through a number of issues which eventually get straightened out with an uplifting ending. I recommend this book for anyone ages eight to twelve.