Extraordinary Means By: Robyn Schneider

Lane is just an ordinary boy who wants to do good in school, study hard, and have a good life. His whole future has been planned out, and nowhere does it say get diagnosed with tuberculosis. He gets sent to the Latham House; a sanatorium for people like him, and he discovers new things. Such as a girl named Sadie, who will soon change his world.

I would recommend this book to the ages 13-14, and whoever has read “The Beginning of everything” which is by the same author. It includes fiction, romance, and disease and of course love “Extraordinary Means” is a love story with a twist because all of this does happen in reality. I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to everyone I know.

Robyn Schneider is a writer and actor. Her two best-selling novels “Extraordinary Means” and “The Beginning of Everything” all have starred reviews. She is a graduate of the University of Columbia, and University of Pennsylvania School of medicine. She now lives in LA, California.


The Opposite of Tidy By: Carrie Mac

Julie has had enough; she can barely make it to her kitchen without being trampled by the junk. Her mother is definitely no help, she has a hoarding issue and the house is packed. Her father left, her mother refuses to listen, and Julie doesn’t know what to do. But when she meets a great guy, will she screw it up? Will she lie about her entire life? And the big question is; will her mother find help?

I would recommend this book to the ages of 13 and up, because of the genre and the vocabulary. I extremely enjoyed this book, and it was very captivating. After returning it to the library, I will definitely buy my own. This book always takes new, turns, making sure that the reader is always on board. I found this book irresistible, and it also has a very valuable life lesson in it.

Carrie Mac is a Canadian author who was born on February 25th 1975. She specializes in Young Adult Fiction, and is the winner of multiple awards for her books. She also leads countless workshops, and contributes to a journal. She now lives in Vancouver with her partner, and children.

Just Listen By:Sarah Dessen

Annabel Greene, is the opposite of perfect. Does she have the perfect guy? No. Does she have the perfect friends? Definitely not. And she does not have the perfect life.  When she meets Owen Armstrong, a classmate who seems to understand, will they connect? Can she let go of her past, and finally explain what truly happened to her at that party?

I would recommend “Just Listen” to the ages 13-15, because of the mature topic, and younger ages would not be captivated by this book. This book is so much more than your average high-school drama. I was not able to let go of this book, as soon as I started reading. It includes family problems, relationships, high school, and more.

Sarah Dessen was born on June 6th 1970; she is an American writer who writes young adult literature. She published her first novel; “That Summer” in 1996, many of her novels including “That Summer”, “Keeping the Moon”, and many more, were among ALA’s “Best Fiction for Young Adults” selections. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, two dogs, a few lizards, and believe it or not, chickens!

Some of my favorite quotes about Books!

  • ” A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies”- George R.R. Martin


  • ” A book is a dream that you hold in your hand”- Neil Gaiman


  • ” I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense” – Harold Kushner


  • ” There is nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over again” -Gail Carson Levine


  • ” A book is a device to ignite the imagination” -Alan Bennett