Monday, January 28, 2013

My Sister's Stalker - Nancy Springer

My Sister's Stalker  - Nancy Springer

Rig misses sister Karma. They haven't really been close since their parents divorce, but it has gotten worse since she's now in college. She doesn't return calls or answer emails.

This prompts Rig to Google Karma. What he finds is beyond disturbing. He comes across a website containing photos of Karma. Photos that look like they were taken recently by someone watching her without her knowing.

Rig shows the pictures to his mother who thinks it's sweet that Karma has an admirer. Rig knows this isn't the case and gets his dad involved.

Rig and his father travel to Karma's college to let her know what's going on. This leads to a chase of her stalker and a kidnapping of Karma.

Can Rig and his family save her?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Just One Day - Gayle Forman

Just One Day - Gayle Forman

Allyson "LuLu" Healey is on vacation in Europe as a high school graduation present from her parents. While in England, she and her friend leave the group tour to watch an underground version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. During the play, an actor tosses her a coin. This simple act leads Allyson on an adventure that she can't forget.

Allyson meets Willem, a Dutch actor, and runs off to Paris with him for a day. Willem only knows her as LuLu. After their impromptu day, LuLu wakes up to find that Willem has left her alone in Paris.

Allyson continues on with her life. She attends college, meets new people, and discovers a love for Shakespeare and languages.

A year after her trip to Paris, she still wonders what happened to Willem and leaves on a quest to find answers.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bully Bait (The Odd Squad)

Bully Bait (The Odd Squad #1) -- Michael Fry

Nick is short. Molly is tall. Karl is...well, Karl is Karl. Together they are the Safety Patrol. Sort of. Dr. Daniels, the school counselor, decided that they need something to keep them from being a target to the campus bully, Roy. Really? Being in the Safety Patrol is suppose to prevent bullying?

This odd group of youngsters receives guidance from the custodian of Emily Dickinson Middle School, Mr. Dupree. Mr. Dupree teaches them the art of surveillance and disguise. (Enter Karl dressed as a sea monkey.)

Nick is determined to make Roy stop shoving him in his locker. There's nothing worse than Zombie butt and log legs from being crammed in a locker for too long.

Can this band of misfits work together against Roy?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans rejoice! Here's something to keep you entertained. Laugh out loud funny! (My 7th graders were giving me strange looks because I was so loud.)

Publication: February 12, 2013

Thank you Disney Hyperion for the ARC!