Sarah O’Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago — James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely. Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give. Sam Donavon has been James’ best friend — and the boy Sarah's had a crush on . . . 3.78 stars
Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff's perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they've got problems. But a funny thing happens as his forty-five-day sentence drags on: the crazies start to seem less crazy.
My favorite of 2012; The Perks of Being a Wallflower is so realistic and down to earth. It’s my favorite Because it gives you a feeling you can't put into words, it teaches you that things happen and we have to accept them whether it be friendship, sibling rivalry, or love and that we have to accept the consequences As a teen is it nice to read something that didn't preach exaggerate lie or hide the truths of life. In the end of the book you feel like you’re Charlie’s best…
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard “I tend to think the 'next big thing' label can be more curse than blessing, but I'm very excited for the release of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. One is fantasy and the other is science fiction, but both promise powerful characters and the kind of intricate worlds readers love to get lost in.” — Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising