Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Razorbill You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret. . . is to press play. Clay Jensen doesn't want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her. Then Hannah's voice tells … Continue reading Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

Teach Me to Forget – Erica M. Chapman

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publisher: Merit Press This is the story of Ellery, a girl who learns how to live while waiting for the date she chose to die.  Ellery's bought the gun, made arrangements for her funeral, and even picked the day. A Wednesday. Everything has fallen into place. Now all she has to do … Continue reading Teach Me to Forget – Erica M. Chapman

Faithful – Alice Hoffman

A heartbreakingly beautiful coming of age story that will wreck you in ways you didn’t know was possible from beginning to end. Trigger warning: self-harm, rape, drug abuse. Faithful follows Shelby as she’s left to deal with the consequences of a car accident that left her best friend in a coma while she walked away … Continue reading Faithful – Alice Hoffman

Top Five Wednesday

Top Five Wednesday Group:  Books with "Hard" Topics (ie mental health, sexual assault, illness, etc.) Forbidden – Tabitha Suzuma Incest.   Forbidden is the story of a brother and sister who develop serious, emotional feelings for each other and the consequences of those feelings. What makes this book worth reading is its moral ambiguity. The … Continue reading Top Five Wednesday