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The Chocolate War By: Robert Cormier Summary: A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.

Ordinary People by Judith Guest. Read this in Jr High & the teacher was surprised I comprehended the subject matter so young. Hmm, it wasn't that difficult but it's a wonderful book. Made into a movie in 1980 with Donald Sutherland & Timothy Hutton.

Ordinary People by Judith Guest - "An affluent suburban family struggles with grief as they try to overcome a devastating tragedy.

My favorite summer read - a great one for Lake Cumberland. I highly suggest the audio version as well.

Read it and LOVED it. Amazing book, as is A Thousand Splendid Suns by same author.

Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one in a coma and being cared for by the wrong family.   This shocking case of mistaken identity stunned the country and made national news.  Read this unprecedented story of two traumatized families who describe their ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their bizarre reversal of life lost and found.   And join Whitney Cerak, the sole survivor, as she comes to terms with her new…

Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope, a book by Don & Susie Van Ryn, Newell Colleen & Whitney Cerak

One girl opens up about her dateless life...so far.

Never Have I Ever Book Excerpt, Katie Heaney

Never Have I Ever Katie Heaney hilariously chronicles her lackluster love life in Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date.

"When Did I Get Like This?" a book for moms

Browse Inside When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be by Amy Wilson

100 Books You Can’t Put Down | The Half Price Blog

The 100 Books You Can't Put Down. 28 down, several others already on my to-read list!

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"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens  >>  Okay, I'm not gonna lie. This book made for some serious hard reading, and I hated every page of it...until I got to the very last one. The last page of this book MAKES it and will change your opinion from "This has been an awful waste of time" to "This is the best novel that has ever existed"!

A Tale of Two Cities (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Charles Dickens