The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George. School outsider Jesse, a lesbian, is having secret trysts with Emily, the popular student council vice president, but when they find themselves on opposite sides of a major issue and Jesse becomes more involved with a student activist, they are forced to make a difficult decision.

I love the half price book store. Jacob can spend hours there.

25 Must-Read YA Books Featuring Gay Protagonists | Blog | Epic Reads

I read this before it was popular. It's a classic! Everyone will love it! ~Kasandra :)

Young Adult, Mental Health, Suicide

Adult fiction

Just finished reading this it was very cute. Not quite the love story I was looking for thou. ~Kasandra :)

Adult Fiction

Acquired 1/14/14 - Three apparently unrelated tales come together with an unexpected twist, in a modern fable that is hilarious, poignant and action-packed. American Born Chinese is an amazing rise, all the way up to the astonishing climax--and confirms what a growing number of readers already know: Gene Yang is a major talent.

1/23/14 - Tim is a 17 y.o. albino and recent transfer to the Irving School, whose motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim wants. Yet, despite his efforts to blend in, he finds himself falling for “It” girl, Vanessa. To Tim's surprise, Vanessa is into him. Tim and Vanessa begin a secret romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.

1/23/14 - Waking up in a military complex months after zombies attacked the school, ''B,'' who has been stripped of all memory of recent events, is indoctrinated into the UK's new military regime and wonders about a group of zombies being held captive by scientists. ..

“101 ingeniously linked encounters between the famous and the infamous” [The Observer (London) Best Books of the Year]

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Gleefully profane and funny, but disappointing in the end.

Teen, YA

1/23/14 - When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin has been dumped 19 times. He's also a washed-up child prodigy with ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a passion for anagrams, and an overweight, Judge Judy-obsessed best friend. Colin's on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will predict the future of all relationships and finally win him the girl.

Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light. So they carry on in secret—until Nasrin’s parents announce that they’ve arranged for her marriage.

From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.

Etiquette & Espionage

The Dead (The Enemy #2) by Charlie Higson. As a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers head to London. Ed, Jack, Bam and the other students at Rowhurst School learn more about the Disaster, and meet an adult who seems to be immune to the disease.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass