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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley

Highly Illogical Behaviour - John Corey Whaley

About Highly Illogical Behavior

Teen and adult fans of All The Bright Places, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Everything, Everything will adore this quirky story of coming-of-age, coming out, friendship, love…and agoraphobia.

Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.

A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for readers of Matthew Quick and Rainbow Rowell, Highly Illogical Behavior showcases the different ways we hide ourselves from the world—and how love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light.

October 28, 2016 Posted by | Chick Lit, Relationships, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Me Before You by Jojo Moyles

Get in quick and read the book before the movie is released. The book is sure tug at the heart strings of every reader. It’s been described a “heart stopping read” and “utterly compelling”


Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.
Review by Good Reads, retrieved April 18th, 2016. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15507958-me-before-you.

Want to watch the movie trailer then look no further:

April 18, 2016 Posted by | Chick Lit, Relationships, Romance | | Leave a comment

Here’s another great short-listed book to enjoy

The Incredible adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

 

The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl

Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends.


The only problem is she’s overlooked a few teeny details:

Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared.
And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails.
And even her latest comic-book creation is misbehaving.

Also, the world might be ending – which is proving to be awkward.

As Doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba’s life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it’s the end of the world as she knows it. But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.

Good reads  [www.goodreads.com/book/show/19403811-the-incredible-adventures-of-cinnamon-girl]

September 4, 2015 Posted by | Chick Lit | | Leave a comment

The Mockingbirds by Daist Whitney

A story about courage, justice that transcends age, race and even, gender.

Some schools have honor codes.

Others have handbooks.

Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds.

Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body that the administration trusts to always behave the honorable way–the Themis Way. So when Alex is date raped during her junior year, she has two options: stay silent and hope someone helps her, or enlist the Mockingbirds–a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of their fellow peers.
In this honest, page-turning account of a teen girl’s struggle to stand up for herself, debut author Daisy Whitney reminds readers that if you love something or someone–especially yourself–you fight for it.

June 21, 2012 Posted by | Chick Lit | , | Leave a comment

Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin

Big Girl Small is a novel for women of all ages; for every girl who is, or was, a teenager. Everybody needs a friend like Judy. She is whip-smart, hilarious, and her story is so real. She’s a wonderful singer, full of big dreams for a big future—and she’s a dwarf. But why is she hiding out in a seedy motel on the edge of town? Who are her friends? And why can’t she face her family?

Big Girl Small is a gut-wrenching teen-tragedy told with laugh-out-loud humour. Every reader will recognise the anxiety of trying to be different, to be the same, to find out who you are and what your hormones are doing, and what you might want to do in the future. Most of us don’t really know, and this brave novel shows us that’s just fine.  Penguin Books

Big Girl Small is a scathingly funny and moving book about dreams and reality, at once light on its feet and unwaveringly serious. Good Reads

Want to find out more about author Rachel  DeWoskin then visit her website:http://www.racheldewoskin.com/index.html

August 29, 2011 Posted by | Chick Lit, Family/Relationships, Humor | Leave a comment

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

 

 

Lia and Cassie were best friends. But something went wrong and Cassie changed. Now Cassie is dead and Lia has thirty-three unanswered calls on her phone, thirty-three messages from her ex-best friend, all sent the day she died.

How did she die? Why did she cut herself off?

While Lia searches for answers, she drives herself relentlessly down her own path to destruction—to be thin, strong, in control. And completely empty.

Wintergirls is a powerful but intimate story of one girl’s chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia.

April 4, 2011 Posted by | Chick Lit | , , | Leave a comment

SpineOut

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SpineOut has arrived! It is a new online magazine aimed at young adults as a place for YAs to share their love of reading, writing and creativity. Inside you’ll find an interview with the up and coming band Jinja Safari and the incredibly talented Shaun Tan. Plus book reviews, competitions and lots more stuff. Don’t be shy, take a wander through and get involved!

http://www.spineout.com.au/

November 10, 2010 Posted by | Boys' read, Chick Lit | | Leave a comment