The Kite Runner

From Alexus  Haddad

Title:  The Kite Runner

 Author:  Khaled Hosseini

 This book tells of the hard life and history in Afghanistan. Amir is a wealthy Pashtun boy who has two servants, a father and son. The servant\’s son is named Hassan, and is a Hazara. There is ethnic diversity in Afghanistan. Those who are Hazaras are usually treated unfairly. Amir and his father escape Afghanistan and migrated to the US, where they made a new life there. Amir learns the hardships of life. Amir soon finds out, after his father’s death, that Hassan was really his brother and that his son, Sohrab is in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has conquered the government. Amir ends up saving Sohrab. The story ends in a full circle, where Amir is flying a kite, like he used to with Hassan in their youth, during an Afghan tradition.

Nightshade

From  Alexus Haddad

Title:  Nightshade

 Author:  Andrea Cremer

Calla Tor is part of a pack called the Nightshades. The pack usually protects the Keepers and in return, the Keepers will accommodate the wolf packs. Shay is a new kid in town and Calla was told by the Keepers to protect Shay. Calla ends up finding the truth about the Keepers with the help of Shay. On the night of her wedding, Calla runs away with Shay and leaves Ren at the altar. Ren confronts Calla and Calla begs him to not tell anyone what she will do, which is go against the Keepers. Searchers are people that are trying to help Shay because he is the “prophecy”. The Searchers knock Calla and Shay out and the book ends there.

The Fault in our stars

From  Vendula Schonfeldova

Title:  The Fault in our stars  

Author:  John Green

Story about two young teenagers falling in love. They suffer from Cancer. The girl Hazel has lung cancer and can\’t breath on her own, her boyfriend lost his leg because of cancer. They share such a lovely passion about one book and taking a wonderful trip to Amsterdam to meet the writer of the book. They enjoy their time together until its time to say goodbye while the boy dies. He did not forget to write a letter to her how amazing she is. The end of the book ends with the final words of the letter and we don’t know if she is still alive or not.

Baby Blessings

From  Mary Quirindongo

Title:  Baby Blessings

 Author:  Jennifer Johnson

Sabrina is determined to help her sister when she finds out she is pregnant and her parents want nothing to do with it. Mallory decides to keep the baby. Mallory\’s pregnancy counselor Brent is a devoted christian and is falling for Sabrina but realizes that Sabrina has little faith that God will show them the way. Join them on their journey as Sabrina longs to seek understanding from a painful past and seek peace for a wonderful future.

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

From  Sandi Rosenthal

Title:  Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

Author:  Ayelet Waldman

Through 90 percent of the book I hated the main character. She is spoiled, careless and self-involved. She had an affair with a married man who had a young son; he left his wife and married her. Then she proceeded to treat his 5 year old son, her step son, with such carelessness and unconcern that I almost put the book down. At the end of the book, she has a realization that turns her around.