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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu

This is the highly-anticipated sequel  to the first novel  Legend. Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with heartbreaking intensity and nonstop action.

After escaping from the Republic’s stronghold of Los Angeles, June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

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July 19, 2013 Posted by | Dystopian Fiction, Great series, Science Fiction | | Leave a comment

Try Not to breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard

This book could just save someone’s life. An engaging, beautiful book.

Learning to live is more than just choosing not to die, as sixteen-year-old Ryan discovers in the year following his suicide attempt. Despite his mother’s anxious hovering and the rumors at school, he’s trying to forget the darkness from which he has escaped. But it doesn’t help that he’s still hiding guilty secrets, or that he longs for a girl who may not return his feelings. Then he befriends Nicki, who is using psychics to seek contact with her dead father. This unlikely friendship thaws Ryan to the point where he can face the worst in himself. He and Nicki confide in one another the things they never thought they’d tell anyone—but their confessions are trickier than they seem, and the fallout tests the bounds of friendship and forgiveness

This book deals with the delicate topic of teenage suicide and depression.  “Jennifer Hubbard does a wonderful job depicting what it is like to be a teen who is struggling. Ryan’s story was beautiful to read. I loved seeing how he got stronger and stronger throughout the book. It was also nice to be reminded what it was like to be a teenager and how minor issues, or at least what most adults would consider minor, seem insurmountable” Review by Lisa Good Reads

July 19, 2013 Posted by | Relationships | , | Leave a comment