Monique’s Recommendations


Faithful : a novelBy Hoffman, Alice
Faithful is the story of a girl and a single moment that changes her forever.... Read more
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The Marriage of Opposites

The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel PizzarroBy Hoffman, Alice
The Marriage of Opposites first tells the story of young Rachel Pomié, daughter of a refugee Jewish merchant on the lush island of St. Thomas in the late 1800s. As a girl Rachel dismisseds tradition, favoring to learn the family business, write imaginative stories of the island’s folklore, and dream of far-away Paris.
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Brooklyn : a novelBy Tóibín, Colm, 1955-
Eilis Lacey is happy living in a small town in Ireland with her mother and sister despite her uninspiring job and nonexistent love life. It is at the urging of her sister that she decides to take a leap of faith, and accepts an offer from an Irish priest who sponsors her trip to America.
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All the Bright Places

All the bright placesBy Niven, Jennifer
All the Bright Places is a beautiful and honest story of a boy an girl, each dealing with emotional difficulties. It's been almost a year since Violet Markey's sister died in a car crash that Violet survived.
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AfterworldsBy Westerfeld, Scott
Afterworlds is a noteworthy novel, giving us two stories at once. At 18 Darcy Patel is publishing a novel, using the advance from her publisher she moves to New York City to try and make it as an author. In her new reality she meets other authors, makes friends, struggles with edits of her book, and falls in love for the first time.... Read more
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Fun with Dude and Betty

Fun with Dude and BettyBy Pliscou, Lisa.
One thing is certain, Dude and Betty are not Dick and Jane! While Fun with Dude and Betty is done in caricature of the old Dick and Jane readers that is where the similarities end. For one, Dude is a surfer, and Betty a “surf bunny”. Using surf terminology along with simple grammar (Yowzer! Surf Dude surf) this reader is fun for children and adults alike.... Read more
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In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely EventBy Blume, Judy
Once again Judy Blume proves she is unforgettable, an author for all ages and times. Her latest work, which was many years in the making, is an adult novel based on a succession of plane crashes that happened during her own teenage years. In 1951, WWII is still a fresh memory, the situation in Korea is a current threat, but air travel is something new and exciting for everyone.... Read more
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Popular: a memoir: vintage wisdom for a modern geek

Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geekBy Wagenen, Maya van.
At the urging of her mother middle school outcast Maya begins a social experiment at the beginning of her 8th grade year. She will spend the school year following the advice of Betty Cornell’s Guide to Teen-age Popularity, a book her father found which was written in 1951. Each month Maya conquers a chapter in the book.... Read more
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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

Glory O'Brien's history of the futureBy King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-
Here is another thought provoking and original novel by the wonderful A.S. King. Glory O’Brien is a recent high school graduate, talented photographer, and loyal daughter. She also carries the weight of her mother’s suicide on her shoulders, and fears that she will ultimately end up like her.... Read more
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