Pygmalion

-Bernard Shaw- Professor Higgins, a scientist of phonetics, and Colonel Pickering, an Indian dialect linguist, meet on a rainy night in London. Higgins bets that he can transform a poor flower girl with “kerbstone English” into a lady that could pass as a duchess in six months. The next day a flower girl who had…

Shadow and Bone

-Leich Bardugo-   When Alina finds out that she has Grisha powers during an attack crossing the Fold, her whole life changes. Alina, along with another orphan, Mal, grew up together and were drafted into the army together. When she has to leave her best friend behind to go to the palace, she doesn’t know…

Memory of Water

-Emmi Itaranta-   Noria Kaitio lives in a time of limited water. The past-world used up such a huge supply of water that now it has to be rationed. Noria has just become a tea-maker, like her father, and her father has shown her a secret: “the place that doesn’t exist”, a stream deep within…

Warrior Princess

-Frewin Jones- After the death of her brother at the hands of Saxon warriors, Branwen’s parents send her to the kingdom of Gwent to fulfill a prearranged marriage to Hywel ap Murig, a man she’s only met once, when he was six and pulled her hair. Because of the threat of Saxon warriors, the main…

The Young Elites

-Marie Lu- Having survived the blood fever that killed her mother, Adelina is left with silver hair instead of black, pale lashes, and a scar where her left eye had been. Her father, believing that she is a malfetto, an abomination to the family, mistreated her growing up. On the day of her execution, Adelina…

The Friday Society

-Adrienne Kress- It all starts with an explosion. Cora Bell is the assistant to a scientist and is creating her own experiments. Nellie Harrison, a circus assistant, can do just about anything onstage. She can create illusions, get out of any type of box, and amaze crowds. Michiko Takedo can work her own type of…

Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems

-Janet and Geoff Benge-   This book follows Amy Carmichael’s life as a missionary. When her father dies, Amy has to drop out of school to look after her younger siblings. Then, she starts her work with the shawlies. And finally she hears a calling from God to go to India. Amy faces many struggles…

Convictions

-Judith Silverthorne- Jennie is a 14 year old convict, sailing to Australia on a convict ship. She is scared. Will she ever see her family again? Will she survive this trip, let alone her seven year sentence? The wardens are brutal, the food rations are scarce, and the nights are long with the beg bugs…

The Fault in Our Stars

-John Green- Hazel has had cancer for years, and knows she living on borrowed time. She doesn’t want to get close to anyone in fear of hurting them when she dies. But when Augustus Waters shows up at a Cancer Kid Support Group, she may not have a choice but to fall in love with…