Friday, September 21, 2007

Anna Fitzgerald was created for a purpose. Her sister Kate has leukemia, and Anna was born specifically to donate the leukocytes, stem cells, bone marrow and kidney needed to keep Kate alive. Now, after years of suffering through medical procedures to help her sister, Anna, age 13, decides to seek out an attorney and sue her parents for her right to decide what to do with her own body! What happens next pits family member against family member as the trial threatens to tear their fragile world apart. My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult, is a gripping modern-day tale you don't want to miss!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

15 years old Jess Jordan has a mad crush on the all-to-perfect Ben Jones, the boy of her dreams. Shame he doesn't notice her! Fortunately she has her good friends Flora and Fred to cheer her up - which she really needs when the Minestrone soup in her bra (you have to read it to believe it!) develops a leak at a party! Arrgghh! With more than a few dashes of zanyness, Girl, 15, Chaming But Insane, by Sue Limb, is a funny look into the life of a witty British girl out to win the boy of her dreams, keep her friends, and survive school.