Author: Jay Asher

Bookstore Classification: Young Adult

Readers: 13+

Jay Asher’s book, Thirteen Reasons Why, is a novel about teen suicide. Clay Jensen comes home one day to find a package on his door step with no return address. Little does he know what lies inside will change his life forever. Hannah Baker, a former classmate, committed suicide two weeks earlier and has left her suicide letter in the form of cassettes. Thirteen individuals will hear these tapes; they are the reasons why she took her life. Follow Clay Jensen’s journey through these tapes, did he negatively impact Hannah’s life? (more…)

Published in: on December 31, 2009 at 9:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader


Author: Kieran Scott

Bookstore Classification: Young Adult

Readers: 7th – 12th grade

Similar to: Anne Brashares, Sisterhood of Traveling Pants author, but G-rated.

I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader is the first book in Kieran Scott’s 3 part series about a non-blonde cheerleader. Annisa Gobrowski is used to moving around and starting over again at new schools. What she did not anticipate was moving to a Florida high School where she is one of to non-blonde girls in the whole school. She immediately makes enemies due to her klutz-like manner.


Published in: on July 7, 2009 at 1:01 am  Leave a Comment