Shooter By: Caroline Pignat

When a lockdown throws five grade 12 students into a boys washroom together, they all don’t think this day could get any worse. But when they realize the lockdown is not a drill, they begin to panic. When they figure out that one of the students know more about the shooter than any of them, they stop feeling safe in the unlocked washroom.  What will happen, is one of the students the shooter? What will they do?

This book kept me guessing, and on the edge of my seat the entire time. I finished this book in under two hours, because of the intensity, and endless plot twists. I loved the different POV’s of the characters, and how each narrators voice was unique. Each character has their own backstory, and are fighting their own wars. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needs a good read, and wants a book they won’t be able to forget anytime soon .

Caroline Pignat was born in Dublin, Ireland and is a Canadian novelist. She is a graduate from the University of Ottawa. Her work has been published in magazines, and her first novel was published in 2008, and since then has published over 6 novels. In 2009 she won her first Governor Generals Award for “Greener Grass: The Famine Years”. She is also a teacher and has taught elementary, intermediate and high school students with the Ottawa Catholic School board. You can contact her here:

“…masterful…intimate…seamless…heartbreaking”: Quill & Quire loves SHOOTER by Caroline Pignat.

“Pignat has created a pitch perfect combination of multiple modes, well-tuned voices and [an] irresistible and satisfying story.”–CM Magazine
“With gut-wrenching locked-room suspense, Shooter is a frightening, yet hopeful snippet of high school life in the 21st century.” —The National Reading Campaign




July Young Adult Book List

Hey Guys! School is finally done, now more reading time!!! Here is my July reading list, that I will hopefully be able to complete before August. Also, I will be off to camp for the next couple of weeks, so I won’t be posting. Sorry:(

  1. Hungry.  By: H. A. Swan
  2. Red Queen. By: Victoria Aveyard
  3. Lolita. By: Vladimir Nabokov (BTW, I have already read this book and I LOVE IT!)
  4. The Leaving  By: Tara Altebrando
  5. Its kind of a funny story    By:  Ned Vizzini
  6. Shooter   By: Caroline Pignat
  7. Two roads from here.  By: Teddy Steinkellner
  8. Phantom Limbs.    By: Garner Paula
  9. Windfall.    By: Jennifer E. Smith

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What to eat while reading🍭

Everyone is different, but here are some things that I like to snack on while reading.


  1. Hot tea
  2. Hot Chocolate
  3. Coffee☕️(I personally don’t drink Coffee, but I know that a lot of people enjoy it while reading)
  4. Fruit Smoothie
  5. Cold water💦


  1. Popcorn🍿
  2. Apples(or any type of fruit)🍎
  3. Fruit snacks(dummies)
  4. Cheese🧀
  5. Pretzels
  6. If you are reading Percy Jackson(my ALL TIME FAVOURITE SERIES!!!!!!!!!) Make sure to have something blue to snack on while you read. (To honour the Sally and Percy spirit)

What NOT to have

  1. Soup🍜
  2. Cereal
  3. Spaghetti 🍝
  4. Salad🥗

Just don’t have anything messy, because books are VERY precious


#bookworm problems📚

Hey book lovers! Once again, I am back with my lists! Teehee

  1. When someone asks you what your favourite book is: Um how am I supposed to answer that, there are so many
  2. Missing a meal, sleep, and so much more because of a book
  3. When you finish a book and have to wait a year for the next one to come outImage result for when you have to wait for the book to come out gif
  4. When you run out of books to read, and hoarding booksImage result for when you run out of books to read gif
  5. When your favourite character dies Image result for when your fav character dies gif
  6. Having multiple copies of the same book(teehee)Image result for having multiple copies of the same book gif
  7. When someone interrupts you while reading Image result for when someone interrupts you while reading gif
  8. When the movie is nothing like the book and it ruins everything Image result for when the movie is nothing like the book gif
  9. When someone says you read to much Image result for when someone says you read too much gif

My favourite childhood books

Hey! Its Erin here, today I’m going to show you all my favourite childhood books of all time. Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Every single book by Shel Silverstein
  2. Olivia
  3. Madeline
  4. Don’t let the pigeon  drive the bus
  5. The Cat in the Hat
  6. Pippi Long stocking
  7. The Nutcracker
  8. No, David
  9. The Polar Express
  11. StellaLuna
  12. Green eggs and ham by: Dr Seuss




The benefits of reading♡

We all love reading, but do we really know how it gives back to us? Keep scrolling down to find out!

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  1. Acquire knowledge: Even if  you don’t think so, reading always fills your mind with new information. And what’s wrong with knowing as much as you can?
  2. Expands your vocabulary: Did you know that reading increases your vocabulary more than directly talking? This is crucial for bloggers, writers, and it makes you a better human.
  3. Improves Memory: Can I explain it? Not really….. BUT it works! (Trust me)
  4. Boosts Concentration:Reading in itself is an exercise, so of course it would make sense for it to improve memory and boost concentration .
  5. Reduces stress:  psychologists believe its because when you read a book, you are taken to another world, and are not worrying anymore.
  6. Its FUN! : Can anyone really argue with that?  I doubt it
  7. Improves empathy: Reading fiction allows the reader to put themselves in the characters shoes and understand their decisions and feelings.
  8. Strengthens brain: Scientists believe that reading can help fight off disease. Also it may help fight of Alzheimer’s since it keeps the brain engaged and your reading and thinking skills intact.
  9. Helps you sleep better: if you have a bed ritual, such as reading before going to bed, it signals to the brain that its time to shut down and go to sleep. It also helps you relax before bed.
  10. Stimulates creativity: Reading helps you tap into your creative side and boost your creativity.






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Pushing Perfect By: Michelle Falkoff

Kara has the perfect life, perfect parents, perfect grades, perfect friends, and perfect body. But that all goes away when she struggles to keep up with this so called perfection. What lengths is she willing to go to to be perfect, and is it worth it? Or will her perfect life go up in flames.

I would strongly recommend this book to fans of We Were Liars, and audiences who can stand dark subjects, blackmailing, drugs and intrigue. This book was an amazing read, and the ending was unbelievable. It was a page turner and I could not put it down. Throughout the book I could not help but feel sorry for Kara, she put way to much pressure on her self because she had panic attacks, and is a perfectionist. Unfortunately I also disliked that so many things were going on a once throughout the book, so it was hard to keep track at times. Also, I did not feel any connection to the characters, so in the end this book is an easy read for someone who wants to paste time.

Michelle Falloff  was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachisttes. She studied literature at the University of Pennsylvania and then attend Columbia Law School. She quit practicing the law to study fiction writing and start writing novels. She teaches fiction at the University of Chicago and is the Director of Communication and Legal Reasoning program. her first two books were Playlist for the dead and Pushing Perfect, and she has many more to come.

“An absorbing and sensitive read” -Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Full of well-developed, diverse supporting characters. This is recommended for teens who enjoy mysteries in the form of timely, realistic fiction.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Readers will be kept guessing.” —Kirkus Reviews



Dorothy Must Die By: Danielle Paige

Amy Gumm, a high school student who lives in Kansas is bullied at school and has an alcoholic mother. After a fight with her mother, a tornado sweeps her up, and takes her into the Land Of Oz. Throughout the book she comes across many adventures and meets many new people. But as Amy soons figures out, Oz is not the same as it was in the stories and will her adventure end in success or pain?

First of all, this book was very captivating, and one of the best books I ever read. The writing was amazing; I have absolutley no words for this book. I would reccomend it to 13-15 year olds, and it does not necessarly have to be fans of the Wizard of Oz. The genre of this book is Fantasy, and it contains magic, fairytales, fiction, romance, and young adult. I asure you, that once you start reading, you will not be able to stop. This story kept me guessing, and I never quite knew what was going to happen next. The characters were described in detail, and I could relate to the characters and laugh and cry with them.

Danielle Paige is a young adult literature writer, and before that she worked in the television industry where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate form Columbia University, and the author of Dorothy Must Die, and its digital prequels novellas. She currently lives in New York City.

A couple of quotes to inspire you..

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
—Ernest Hemingway

“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”
—Peter Handke

“To defend what you’ve written is a sign that you are alive.”
—William Zinsser, WD

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”
—Samuel Johnson

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.”
—Larry L. King, WD

“Anyone who is going to be a writer knows enough at 15 to write several novels.”
—May Sarton

“I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.”
—William Carlos Williams

“A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.”
—Angela Carter

“Writers live twice.”
—Natalie Goldberg

An Abundance Of Katherine’s By: John Green

Colin Singleton is a 17 year old who is afraid that he is no longer a genius. And over the span of his life he has dated nineteen girls all named Katherine. But when he is dumped by Katherine XIX, Colin and his friend Hassan go on a road trip so that Colin can feel whole again.

I would recommend this book to young adults(ages 14 and up) who enjoy John Green’s style of writing, and love funny books. One of the reasons I enjoy this book is because of the interesting and hilarious footnotes. The theme is young adult fiction, romance, relationships, being unique, happiness, and knowledge. This is not one of John Green;s best novels but is definitely worth reading.

John Green is an author, screenwriter, vlogger, producer and actor. He was born August 24 1977, and has won the 2006 Printz Award for Looking For Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012. He graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in English and Religious Studies. He now lives in Orlando, Florida.


“Fully fun, challengingly complex and entirely entertaining.” Kirkus, starred review

“Laugh-out-loud funny…a coming-of-age American road trip that is at once a satire of and tribute to its many celebrated predecessors.” –Horn Book, starred review

“Funny, sweet, and unpredictable.” –The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Holding Up The Universe By: Jennifer Niven

Libby Strout, America’s fattest teen is not hiding anymore and is finally ready for high school.

Jack Masselin has a secret; he cannot recognize faces, even his loved ones.

When Libby and Jack meet, they are yet to understand that both their worlds have been changed forever.

I would recommend this book to the ages of 13-15 or people who enjoy Jennifer Nivens style of writing. What made this book unique, was that it highlighted both of their insecurities and that allowed the reader to connect their own lives to those of the characters. And though all the readers might not have the same problems as Libby or Jack, we all have something that we are afraid of. This book tackles obesity, prosopagnosia, and love all in one. I highly recommend this book, and this is definitely would be on my list of “books to read before 14”.

Jennifer Niven is the author of “Holding up the Universe”, “ All The Bright Places” as well as four adult books,  three non-fiction books, and much more. She was born on May 14th, 1968 in North Carolina, US. She has one the “Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction”, and is very successful.  She is the founder of “Germ Magazine” for high school readers and now lives in Los Angeles.