Young-Adult Book Reviews

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

Author: Jessica Sorensen

        The is such is sad book. It is extremely realistic in its plot line and that is what makes the story so sad. I found it eye opening to the things that are hidden, but still happen in the world. The love that blossoms between Callie and Kayden is so sweet that you'll be laughing and crying right along with them. You won't be able to wait for the sequel after you read the last page.


Overview:

         For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck-and his life-might finally end . . . until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.
Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.
When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it's Callie who needs to be saved . . .

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Along for the Ride

Author: Sarah Dessen

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Overview:

        When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating

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Romance

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Author: Jennifer E. Smith

         If you like cliches, then this book is for you. The sweet spark of love at first sight. Have you ever thought about how your soul mate could be sitting right next to you? No? Well, it could happen. The connection between Hadley and Oliver is instant and powerful. You'll love the way they continue to get to know each other even though they were complete strangers.


Overview:

​         Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row. 
A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

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My Sunshine

Author: Catherine Anderson

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Overview:

        ​Five years ago, Laura Townsend's life was nearly destroyed when a head injury impaired her ability to use language and forced her to abandon a brilliant career. Her vivacious spirit intact, she has found a great new job at an animal clinic-and a handsome new boss who fills her heart with longing. Now he's moving heaven and earth to convince her they belong together, but since she can't fulfill all of his needs, shouldn't she love him enough to walk away?

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