Friday, July 24, 2020

Hollys Hav

Hollys Hav 
by Lone Elmstedt Bild 
Language: Danish 
Høst & Søn : [sælges på internettet], 2019. 
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 9788763865050 ; 876386505X 
Summary: Hollys Hav er en roman om Ydre og Indre forandringer, om den første forelskelse, om venskaber, identitet, ensomhed, og om hvad det vil sige at være en familie. Da Hollys mor fortæller, at hun er gravid med en anden mand, og at Hollys fartter, bliver der vendt op og ned ned Hollys tilværelse. Hollys far er ikke hendes biologisk far, og Holly bliver i tvivl, om han så stadig er hendes far, når han ikke bor der mere. På trods af et nyt Akvarium og en spirende forelskelse bliver 13-årige Holly mere og mere forvirret og trist. 
Available: https://www.adlibris.com/fi/kirja/hollys-hav-9788763865050

Saturday, March 7, 2020

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza 
by Shaun David Hutchinson 
Language: English 
Simon Pulse, 2018. 
448 p. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1481498541 ; 9781481498548 
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she’s had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. What also can’t be explained is the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place. As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Elena-Mendoza-Shaun-Hutchinson/dp/1481498541/

Lucky Few

Lucky Few 
by Kathryn Ormsbee 
Language: English 
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016. 
400 p. ; cm. 
ISBN: 148145529X ; 9781481455299 
Summary: The life of homeschooler Stevie Hart gets all shook up when she meets Max, a strange boy who survived a freak near-fatal accident and is now obsessed with death. He enlists her and her best friend, Sanger, to help him complete his absurd “23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying” checklist. What starts off as fun begins spiraling downward when Stevie’s diabetes sabotages her fumbling romance with Max, Sanger announces she’s moving out of state, and then death—real death—cuts a little too close to home. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Few-Kathryn-Ormsbee/dp/148145529X

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Ganz der Papa! : Samenspender: unbekannt

Ganz der Papa! : Samenspender: unbekannt 
by Arthur Kermalvezen 
Language: German 
Düsseldorf : Patmos, 2009. 
167 Seiten ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9783491360211 ; 3491360218 
Summary: Wo kommen wir her? Kinder werden im Reagenzglas oder mittels Samenspende gezeugt oder von Leihmüttern ausgetragen. Andere wachsen in Patchworkfamilien auf. Eine biologische Verwandtschaft mit beiden Eltern, wie es das konventionelle Familienmodell vorsah, ist längst nicht mehr die Regel. Vor dreißig Jahren kam das erste Retortenbaby zur Welt, seither ist die künstliche Befruchtung Routine geworden – in Deutschland verdankt mehr als jedes hundertste Kind der Reproduktionsmedizin sein Leben. Wie fühlt man sich als Spenderkind? Arthur Kermalvezen, der erwachsene Sohn eines anonymen Samenspenders, erzählt seine Geschichte und erörtert die Frage, wie wichtig die genealogische Abstammung für unser Selbstverständnis ist. 
Available: https://www.amazon.de/dp/3491360218

Bis ich ihn finde: Die Geschichte einer Vatersuche

Bis ich ihn finde: Die Geschichte einer Vatersuche 
by Christine Fehér 
Language: German 
Originalausgabe, 2020. 
320 p. 
ISBN: 357031300X ; 9783570313008 
Summary: Für andere bedeutet der 16. Geburtstag den Mofa-Führerschein oder endlich legal Bier trinken zu dürfen ― für Elena bedeutet er die langersehnte Möglichkeit, ihren Vater, den anonymen Samenspender, kennenzulernen. Dass diese Entscheidung nicht nur ihre Mütter in Unruhe versetzt, sondern auch Elenas Leben gehörig durcheinanderwirbelt, war ihr klar ― und doch kommt alles anders als gedacht ... In Deutschland gibt ca. 100.000 durch Samenspende gezeugte Kinder, aber die meisten von ihnen wissen nichts davon. Ähnlich wie adoptierte Kinder haben über 80% der aufgeklärten Spenderkinder ein Bedürfnis, ihren biologischen Vater kennenzulernen. Erst 2017 wurde im Bundestag ein eigenes Gesetz zur Regelung des Rechts auf Kenntnis der Abstammung verabschiedet, das Betroffenen jedoch nicht weit genug geht. 
Available: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/357031300X/

Coup de Meltem

Coup de Meltem 
by Sigrid Baffert 
Language: French 
Genève : La Joie de lire, DL 2014. 
1 vol. (202 p.): Cover. ill. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9782889082216 ; 2889082210 
Summary: Un roman fort sur un thème d’actualité qui fait débat, la procréation médicale assistée. Virgil est un adolescent américain comme les autres, jusqu’au jour où il perd connaissance lors d’une compétition de natation et qu’il apprend que son père n’est pas son père, mais un donneur anonyme, et qu’en plus, cet illustre inconnu lui a laissé en cadeau une terrible maladie, la maladie du Coeur de Verre. Frustré, en colère, Virgil cherche à savoir s’il a des demi-frères et des demi-soeurs souffrant du même mal. Il les retrouve dans un hôpital pour une batterie de tests et rencontre notamment Meltem, le petit Nobel et son frère Julius. Face à un avenir incertain, ils vont nouer de vrais liens fraternels. Et ensemble, trouver certaines réponses à leurs questions… Paraît simultanément dans la même collection : Autopsie d’un papillon. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Coup-de-Meltem/dp/2889082210

The princess and the fangirl : a Geekerella fairy tale

The princess and the fangirl : a Geekerella fairy tale 
by Ashley Poston 
Language: English 
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2019]. 
319 pages ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 1683690966 ; 9781683690962 
Summary: "Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone--the actress who plays Princess Amara--wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year's ExcelsiCon isn't her last, she'll consider her career derailed. When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible"--Dust jacket flap. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1683690966/

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The only black girls in town

The only black girls in town 
by Brandy Colbert 
Language: English 
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2020. 
368 p. 
ISBN: 9780316456388 ; 0316456381 
Summary: Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't understand. When the bed and breakfast across the street finds new owners, Alberta is ecstatic to learn the family is black-and they have a 12-year-old daughter just like her. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Only-Black-Girls-Town/dp/0316456381/

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Moi, Valentina, née par GPA

Moi, Valentina, née par GPA 
by Valentina Mennesson 
Language: French 
Paris : Michalon Editeur, 2019. 
1 vol. (147 p.) ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9782841869121 ; 2841869121 
Summary: Valentina Mennesson est née avec sa soeur jumelle Fiorella par mère porteuse, aux États-Unis, où la gestation pour autrui (GPA) est autorisée et encadrée. À ce jour, la France refuse de reconnaître leur filiation. Valentina prend part au débat en livrant son témoignage, celui d'une jeune fille comme les autres, qui ne s'est jamais sentie différente. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/2841869121/

Mes origines : Une affaire d'état

Mes origines : une affaire d'état 
by Audrey Kermalvezen 
Language: French 
Paris : Max Milo, [2014]. ©2014. 
360 pages ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9782315005079 ; 2315005078 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/2315005078/

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love

Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love 
by Dani Shapiro 
Language: English 
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. 
272 pages 
ISBN: 9781524732714 ; 1524732710 
Summary: In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her. Inheritance is a book about secrets--secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in--a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Inheritance-Memoir-Genealogy-Paternity-Love/dp/1524732710

Tell it to the moon

Tell it to the moon 
by Siobhan Curham 
Language: English 
London : Walker Books, 2017. 
327 pages; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9781406366150 ; 1406366153 
Summary: To make a dream come true, tell it to the moon! Tell It to the Moon continues the story of Moonlight Dreamers Amber, Maali, Sky and Rose, who are not like everyone else and don't want to be: becoming friends gives them the courage to be themselves. After failing to find her surrogate mother, Amber is left unsure of who she is and what she wants to do; Maali's spiritual faith is tested when her father becomes ill; Sky, previously home-schooled, struggles to adapt to the pressures of the school system; and after having found the courage to come out, Rose begins to pursue her dream of becoming a patissier. Once again the four girls band together to help one another overcome their individual challenges and fulfill their dreams in this fabulous and heart-warming celebration of friendship. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1406366153/

The moonlight dreamers

The moonlight dreamers 
by Siobhan Curham 
Language: English 
London : Walker Books, 2016. 
345 pages ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9781406365825 ; 1406365823 
Summary: An inspirational, heart-warming book about four girls trying to find their place in the world. Siobhan Curham celebrates very different but like-minded friends in this captivating novel. Amber craves excitement and adventure. Instead, she's being bullied at school for having two dads, and life at home isn't much better. Inspired by Oscar Wilde, Amber realizes that among the millions of people in London, there must be others who feel the same as she does; other dreamers - moonlight dreamers. After chance encounters with Maali, Sky and Rose, Amber soon recruits the three girls to the Moonlight Dreamers. It's high time they started pursuing their dreams, and how better than with the support of friends? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1406365823/

The Lotterys more or less

The Lotterys more or less 
by Emma Donoghue 
illus. by Caroline Hadilaksono 
Language: English 
London, England : Macmillan Children's Books, 2018. ©2018. 
277 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9781509883844 ; 1509883843 
Summary: Nine-year-old Sumac Lottery considers it her job to make sure none of the Lottery celebrations are forgotten, especially now at Christmas time, and in her large, gay, and multiethnic family there are a lot of occasions for celebration in the house they all call Camelottery--but when a terrible ice storm hits Toronto, one of her dads, and her favourite brother cannot make it home from India, and it becomes increasingly difficult to hang on to the holiday spirit. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1338207539/

Ashes to Asheville

Ashes to Asheville 
by Sarah Dooley 
Language: English 
New York: Penguin Young Readers Group, 2017. 
256 pages 
ISBN: 9780399165047 ; 0399165045 
Summary: A heartrending story of a family torn apart and put back together again, Ashes to Asheville is an important, timely tale. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399165045/

Nikki on the line

Nikki on the line
by Barbara Caroll Roberts
Language: English
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
328 pages ; 20 cm.
ISBN: 9780316521901 ; 0316521906
Summary: Nikki, thirteen, dreams of being a great basketball player but struggles on her new, elite team while also juggling school stress, her non-traditional family, and revelations about her biological father.
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316521906/

Your own worst enemy

Your own worst enemy 
by Gordon Jack 
Language: English 
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018] ©2018. 
436 pages ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9780062399427 ; 006239942X 
Summary: Stacey Wynn was the clear front-runner for Lincoln High student council president. But then French-Canadian transfer student Julia Romero entered the race…and put the moves on Stacey’s best friend/campaign adviser, Brian. Stacey also didn’t count on Tony Guo, resident stoner, whose sole focus is on removing the school’s ban of his favorite chocolate milk, becoming the voice of the little guy, thanks to a freshman political “mastermind” with a blue Mohawk. Three candidates, three platforms, and a whirlwind of social media, gaffes, high school drama, and protests make for a ridiculously hilarious political circus that just may hold some poignant truth somewhere in the mix. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006239942X/

Jack of hearts (and other parts)

Jack of hearts (and other parts) 
by L.C. Rosen 
Language: English 
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018. 
352 pages 
ISBN: 9780316480536 0316480533 
Summary: Jack has a lot of sex--and he's not ashamed of it. While he's sometimes ostracized, and gossip constantly rages about his sex life, Jack always believes that "it could be worse." But then, the worse unexpectedly strikes: When Jack starts writing a teen sex advice column for an online site, he begins to receive creepy and threatening love letters that attempt to force Jack to curb his sexuality and personality. Now it's up to Jack and his best friends to uncover the stalker--before their love becomes dangerous. Ground-breaking and page-turning, Jack of Hearts (and other parts) celebrates the freedom to be oneself, especially in the face of adversity. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316480533/

To Night Owl from Dogfish

To Night Owl from Dogfish 
by Holly Goldberg Sloan; Meg Wolitzer 
Language: English 
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers/Dutton Children's Books, imprints of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]. 
295 pages ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9780525553236 ; 0525553231 
Summary: Avery Bloom, who's bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives in California. What they have in common is that they are both twelve years old, and are both being raised by single, gay dads. When their dads fall in love, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends--and possibly, one day, even sisters. But things soon go off the rails for the girls (and for their dads too), and they find themselves on a summer adventure that neither of them could have predicted. Now that they can't imagine life without each other, will the two girls (who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish) figure out a way to be a family? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525553231/

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Being fishkill

Being Fishkill 
by Lehrer Ruth 
Language: English 
Massachusetts : Candlewick Press,U.S., 2018. 
210 x 140mm. 
ISBN: 9780763684426 ; 0763684422 
Summary: Fishkill Carmel fends for herself, with her fists if need be -- until a thwarted lunch theft introduces her to strange, sunny Duck-Duck and a chance for a new start. Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill's fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist Duck-Duck Farina, and soon they, along with Duck-Duck's mother, Molly, form a tentative family, even as Fishkill struggles to understand her place in it. This fragile new beginning is threatened by the reappearance of Fishkill's unstable mother -- and by unfathomable tragedy. Poet Ruth Lehrer's young adult debut is a stunning, revelatory look at what defines and sustains family. And, just as it does for Fishkill, meeting Duck-Duck Farina and her mother will leave readers forever changed. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Fishkill-Ruth-Lehrer/dp/0763684422

Monday, April 9, 2018

The south wind

The south wind 
by Michael Phayer 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
436 p. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1547191031 ; 9781547191031 Summary: Seventeen year old John Hawk begins his adult life during World War II with the specific intention of someday winning back the land the United States government had taken from his people, the Kaw Nation. His life experiences bring about the realization that he is an American as well as a Native American. Still, he partially fulfills his youthful resolution with the help of his beloved grandson, Jack Bond. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/South-Wind-Michael-Phayer/dp/1547191031/

The incredible magic of being

The incredible magic of being 
by Kathryn Erskine 
Language: English 
New York : Scholastic Press, 2017. ©2017. 
256 p. : cm. 
ISBN: 9781338148510 ; 1338148516 
Summary: Nine-year-old Julian almost died when he was born and he believes that he has a special connection to the universe because of that, and he wants to make his two moms and his sister (who turned into a black hole of discontentment when she turned fourteen) happy because he is convinced that soon he will die and travel to the dog star--but now they have moved to Maine and he resolves to also use his "uni-sense" ability to help Mr. X, their neighbor, who is in desparate need of healing. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Incredible-Magic-Being-Kathryn-Erskine/dp/1338148516/

Thursday, April 5, 2018

806 : a novel

806 : a novel 
by Cynthia Weil 
Language: English 
Indianapolis, IN : Tanglewood, [2018] ©2018. 
232 pages ; 23 cm. 
ISBN: 9781939100146 ; 1939100143 
Summary: KT, sixteen, learns that her father was Donor 806, discovers two half-brothers, and travels with them from Missouri to California to meet their biological father, redefining their notions of "family" along the way. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/806-Novel-Cynthia-Weil/dp/1939100143/

The Day Always Comes

The Day Always Comes 
by Richard Osborn
Language: English 
Archway 2017. 
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 9781480843998 ; 1480843997 
Summary: Mike Gibbons, who was conceived through artificial insemination, is just four when his single mother is killed in a car accident. After he is sent to live with his grandparents, Mike grows into a popular young high school athlete. Unfortunately, Mike is still angry about his mother's sudden death and not knowing his father's identity. When he enlists in the navy after graduation, he befriends Mary without any idea she is about to change his life forever. One night after Mike tells Mary about his family history, she encourages him to search for his donor father. Even as Mike's internal struggles continue and his release date from the navy quickly approaches, he decides to try to locate his father. But when his research leads him to believe he has finally found the man who gave him life, Mike is left to wonder whether this man is truly his father or whether there is something much darker lurking in the shadows, just waiting to be revealed. In this mystery thriller, a young man searching for his birth father is led down a dark path he never could have imagined. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1480843997/

The gardener

The gardener 
by S. A. Bodeen 
Language: English 
New York : Square Fish, 2011. 
233, 8 pages ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9780312659424 ; 0312659423 
Summary: When high school sophomore Mason finds a beautiful but catatonic girl in the nursing home where his mother works, the discovery leads him to revelations about a series of disturbing human experiments that have a connection to his own life. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312659423/

Replica

Replica 
by Lauren Oliver 
Language: English 
New York, NY Harper, 2017. ©2016. 
236, 6 pages, 284, 10 pages ; 21 cm. 
Summary: Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene. But up close the locked doors, military guards and bio-hazard suits tell a different story. Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised and observed. When a surprise attack is launched, two of its young experimental subjects, Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72, manage to escape. Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family's past and discovers her father's mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions. While the stories of Lyra and Gemma mirror each other, each contains revelations critically important to the other story. A flip book, each story can be read separately or in alternating chapters. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062394169/

The Lotterys plus one

The Lotterys plus one 
by Emma Donoghue
Language: English 
London: Macmillan Children's Books, 2017. 
ISBN: 0545925843 ; 9780545925846 
Summary: Once upon a time, two couples with Jamaican, Native American, Indian, and Scottish ethnic roots won the lottery and bought a big house where all of them, four adults and seven adopted and biological children, could live together in harmony--but change is inevitable, especially when a disagreeable grandfather comes to stay. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0545925819/

Children of Eden

Children of Eden 
by Michael Beeney 
Language: English 
Underwood : InHouse Publishing. 2016. 
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 9781925497052 ; 1925497054 
Summary: Children of Eden by Michael Beeney takes us into the world of Harry Lester from London. Harry, like many others, took part in visiting unregulated infertility clinics when he was a medical student. Harry easily donated his genetic material to allow couples who were infertile to seek help. Twenty years after his donation period, Harry has given in to his wanderlust and is a doctor on a cruise ship. This allows him to work, but also travel as much as his heart desires. Harry's lifestyle is luxurious, carefree and fun. Twenty-year-old Jason Brown was born to a mother who desperately wanted him. He was the product of one of those unregulated infertility clinics, his father only ever known as a donor to him. That is until he becomes obsessed with finding out who his father is, and the drive to find this knowledge leads him on a journey around the world. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1857764307/

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Along the way

Along the way 
by Jacqueline A. Kolosov 
Language: English 
Carmel, Indiana : Luminis Books, [2015]. 
285 pages ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9781941311479 ; 1941311474 
Summary: Piper Rose, Dani Shapiro, and Alexandra ‘Tessa’ Louise De Mille Morrow share a history that goes back to their preschool years in Chicago when their families were still intact. Now Piper lives in Evanston with her divorced dad, her estranged, unstable mother popping in and out of her life at random moments. Meanwhile, Dani’s been living in Santa Fe with a psychologist mom pregnant with her fiancé’s IVF babies. The blueblood Tessa resides on a prominent street in Boston and dreams of a romantic and well-heeled love story like that of her great-grandmother who went to France during World War II. Now that it’s the summer before college, these radically different friends decide to celebrate their history and their future by walking the legendary pilgrimage along the Way of St. James, from the French Pyrenees to the Spanish city of Santiago. Along the way, each young woman must learn to believe in herself as well as in her friends, as their collective journey unfolds into the experience of a lifetime. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1941311482/

Fade to us

Fade to us 
by Julia Day 
Language: English 
New York : Wednesday Books, 2018. 
309 pages ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 1250097371 ; 9781250097378 
Summary: Brooke's summer is going to be EPIC -- having fun with her friends and a job that lets her buy a car. Then her new stepfather announces his daughter is moving in. Brooke has always longed for a sibling, so she's excited about spending more time with her stepsister. But she worries, too. Natalie has Asperger's--and Brooke's not sure how to be the big sister that Natalie needs. After Natalie joins a musical theater program, Brooke sacrifices her job to volunteer for the backstage crew. She's mostly there for Natalie, but Brooke soon discovers how much she enjoys being part of the show. Especially sweet is the chance to work closely with charming and fascinating Micah--the production's stage manager. When her summer finally comes to an end, will Brooke finally have the family she so desperately wants--and the love she's only dreamed about? 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250097371/

Tarnished

Tarnished 
by Kate Jarvik Birch 
Language: English 
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, LLC., [2018] ©2015. 
299 pages ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 1633759040 ; 9781633759046 
Summary: Ella was genetically engineered to be the perfect pet-graceful, demure...and kept. In a daring move, she escaped her captivity and took refuge in Canada. But while she can think and act as she pleases, the life of a liberated pet is just as confining as the Congressman's gilded cage. Her escape triggered a backlash, and now no one's safe, least of all the other pets. But she's trapped, unable to get back to Penn-the boy she loves-or help the girls who need her. Back in the United States, pets are turning up dead. With help from a very unexpected source, Ella slips deep into the dangerous black market, posing as a tarnished pet available to buy or sell. If she's lucky, she'll be able to rescue Penn and expose the truth about the breeding program. If she fails, Ella will pay not only with her life, but the lives of everyone she's tried to save. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1633751279/

The tree-sitter : a novel

The tree-sitter : a novel 
by Suzanne Matson 
Language: English 
New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2007. 
pages cm. 
ISBN: 9780393329445 ; 0393329445 
Summary: A passionate and tensely pitched tale of first love and idealism set in the Oregon forests. Julie Prince is a top college student, destined for conventional success. But then she falls in love with Neil, a radical graduate student, and abandons her privileged East Coast life to tree-sit in the forests of Oregon. At first it is a romantic field trip; soon, though, Julie finds herself increasingly moved by the magnificence of the endangered forest and, like Neil, invested in its protection. Eventually pulled into a militant act of sabotage, Julie is forced to reassess her deepest held loyalties and beliefs. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393329445/

The summer of broken things

The summer of broken things 
by Margaret Peterson Haddix 
Language: English 
New York : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, [2018]. 
393 pages ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9781481417648 ; 1481417649 
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted is athletic, rich, and pretty. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts is known as “butt-girl” at school. The two girls were friends as little kids, but that’s ancient history now. So it’s a huge surprise when Avery’s father offers to bring Kayla along on a summer trip to Spain. Avery is horrified that her father thinks he can choose her friends—and make her miss soccer camp. Kayla struggles just to imagine leaving the confines of her small town. But in Spain, the two uncover a secret their families had hidden from both of them their entire lives. Maybe the girls can put aside their differences and work through it together. Or maybe the lies and betrayal will only push them—and their families—farther apart. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Broken-Things-Margaret-Peterson/dp/1481417649/

Sparrow

Sparrow 
by Sarah Moon 
Language: English 
New York : Scholastic US , 2018. 
272 p. 
ISBN: 9781338032581 ; 1338032585 
Summary: Sparrow has always had a difficult time making friends. She would always rather have stayed home on the weekends with her mother, an affluent IT Executive at a Brooklyn bank, reading, or watching the birds, then playing with other kids. And that's made school a lonely experience for her. It's made LIFE a lonely experience. But when the one teacher who really understood her -- Mrs. Wexler, the school librarian, a woman who let her eat her lunch in the library office rather than hide in a bathroom stall, a woman who shared her passion for novels and knew just the ones she'd love -- is killed in a freak car accident, Sparrow's world unravels and she's found on the roof of her school in an apparent suicide attempt. With the help of an insightful therapist, Sparrow finally reveals the truth of her inner life. And it's here that she discovers an outlet in Rock & Roll music. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1338032585/

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Le suivant sur la liste - L'intégrale

Le suivant sur la liste : l'intégrale 
by Manon Fargetton 
Language: French 
Paris : Rageot, DL 2017. 
1 vol. (547 p.) ; 210 cm. 
ISBN: 9782700253252 ; 2700253256 
Summary: Guidés par Nathan, leur ami décédé et réincarné en intelligence artificielle, Izia, Samuel, Morgane et Timothée découvrent qu'ils sont nés dans la même clinique par procréation médicalement assistée. Leurs capacités exceptionnelles sont-elles le fruit de manipulations génétiques ? Lorsqu'ils apprennent que la mort de Nathan n'est pas due au hasard et qu'ils se sentent menacés à leur tour, ils se lancent à la recherche de leur concepteur. 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/suivant-sur-liste-Lint%C3%A9grale/dp/2700253256

Prunelle de mes yeux

Prunelle de mes yeux 
by Marion Muller-Colard 
Language: French 
Paris : Gallimard-Jeunesse, 2011. 
(88 p.) ; 18 x 13 cm. 
ISBN: 9782070638123 ; 207063812X 
Summary: Il faut dire aussi qu'on m'a appelée Prunelle. Et après on s'étonne que je fasse une adolescence précoce. Quatorze ans, d'ailleurs, c'est plutôt l'adolescence tout court, voire l'adolescence un peu à la bourre… Et l'un des problèmes avec ma mère, c'est qu'elle n'a jamais sérieusement envisagé que je puisse grandir. Comment j'ai pu marcher aussi longtemps dans ses délires ? Ce n'est pas une mère, c'est un garde du corps. Mais ça cache quoi, au juste, tout ça? 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/Prunelle-mes-yeux-Marion-Muller-Colard/dp/207063812X/

Les effets du hasard

Les effets du hasard 
by Marie Leymarie 
Language: French 
Paris : Syros, DL 2016. 
1 vol. (204 p.) ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 9782748520941 ; 2748520947 
Summary: Maïa a été choisie sur catalogue par ses parents. Et si elle ne répondait pas à leurs attentes ?... Maïa a les yeux noisette, les cheveux châtains, un petit nez légèrement retroussé et un QI de 117. Elle correspond en tout point aux critères choisis par ses parents sur catalogue, quinze ans plus tôt. Un soir, elle est abordée par Anthony, un garçon aux yeux verts. Maïa accepte de prendre un verre avec lui, bien qu'il lui semble beaucoup trop intelligent pour elle. Et dans sa tête tourne en boucle l'avertissement de sa prof de biologie : " Si vous tombez amoureux, ne vous affolez pas... ça fait partie des maladies bénignes de l'adolescence. Quelques comprimés de Deluvio 300, et c'est réglé." 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/effets-du-hasard-Marie-Leymarie/dp/2748520947

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Donneur XT55

Donneur XT55
by Patrice Guiraud
Language: French
Saint-Denis : Édilivre, DL 2015.
1 vol. (104 p.) ; 21 cm.
ISBN: 9782332952981 ; 2332952985
Summary: Deux familles que rien ne pouvait réunir croisent leur destin au travers de la maladie et de l’acharnement d’un enfant qui veut donner un sens à sa vie en tentant de rechercher ses origines. Mais il ne se doutait pas que sa découverte sauverait une vie.
Available: https://livre.fnac.com/a8769664/Patrice-Guiraud-Donneur-XT55&prev=search

Chaîne de vie

Chaîne de vie 
by Roger Judenne 
Language: French 
Paris : Oskar jeunesse, 2008. 
1 vol. (70 p.) ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9782350002828 2350002829 
Summary: Ou découvre brutalement que son papa adoré n'est pas son père biologique, parce qu'il est dans l'incapacité de faire des enfants. Sa mère a été inséminée artificiellement avec le sperme d'un donneur anonyme. Cette nouvelle bouleverse Lou, et connaître ses origines devient son obsession. Heureusement, il y a Internet... 
Available:

Saturday, March 25, 2017

You're welcome, universe

You're welcome, universe 
by Whitney Gardner 
Language: English 
New York : Alfred A Knopf, 2017. ©2017 
297 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 0399551417 ; 9780399551413 
Summary: When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a "mainstream" school in the suburbs, where she's treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up. Out in the 'burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Youre-Welcome-Universe-Whitney-Gardner/dp/0399551417/

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The upside of unrequited

The upside of unrequited 
by Becky Albertalli 
Language: English 
[S.l.] : Balzer + Bray, 2017. 
352 p. : cm. 
ISBN: 0062348701 ; 9780062348708 
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Upside-Unrequited-Becky-Albertalli/dp/0062348701/

The secret of a heart note

The secret of a heart note 
by Stacey Lee 
Language: English 
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]. 
376 pages ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 0062428322 ; 9780062428325 
Summary: An aroma expert embarks on what she fears will be a life of solitude and dreams of a normal high school existence before an accident leads to an unexpected forbidden romance. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Heart-Note-Stacey-Lee/dp/0062428322/

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tomorrowland : 10 stories about the future

Tomorrowland : 10 stories about the future
by Michael Cart 
Language: English 
New York : Scholastic Press, 1999. 
ix, 198 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN: 0590376780 ; 9780590376785 
Summary: A collection of ten stories about the future, by such authors as Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, and Jon Scieszka. Includes one story, The other half of me, by Jacqueline Woodson, about a sperm donor conceived teenager. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Tomorrowland-Ten-Stories-about-Future/dp/0590376799/

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The thought readers

The thought readers 
by Dima Zales 
Language: English 
Mozaika Publications, ©2014. 
iv, 297 pages ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9781631420276 ; 1631420275 
Summary: Everyone thinks I'm a genius. Everyone is wrong. Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that's not because I'm unusually smart or hardworking. It's because I cheat. You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality, the place I call "the Quiet", where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still. I thought I was the only one who could do this, until I met her. My name is Darren, and this is how I learned that I'm a reader. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Thought-Readers-Mind-Dimensions-Book/dp/1631420275/

Rebels by accident

Rebels by accident 
by Patricia Dunn 
Language: English 
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2014]. 
310 pages ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9781492601388 ; 1492601381 
Summary: Mariam, a troubled teenaged Egyptian American, is sent to live with her grandmother in Cairo where she meets a girl named Asmaa who calls the people of Egypt to protest against their president, and Mariam finds herself in the middle of a revolution and falling in love for the first time. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-Accident-Patricia-Dunn/dp/1492601381

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Who are you?

Who are you? 
by Joan Lowery Nixon 
Language: English 
New York : Delacorte Press, ©1999. 
184 pages ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 0385325665 ; 9780385325660 
Summary: When the police discover that a man who has been shot has been keeping a file of her entire life, sixteen-year-old Kristi, an aspiring artist, suspects a connection with the possible theft of a painting from a museum. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Who-Are-Joan-Lowery-Nixon/dp/0440227577