Monthly Archives: March 2013

Invisible by Cecily Paterson

Jazmine is a deaf girl who is relatively to her school. All she ever wanted was to be invisible. Then she gets mixed into the wrong crowd and is an accomplice in destroying the drama room and the props for the play, The Secret Garden. She is given a second chance: she can help get the play ready instead of being suspended. Suddenly she has friends, and eventually the lead role since the original actress quits. What happens when the other girls get back from suspension? This is a fun story designed for young teenagers, but it still is a cute story about learning to understand yourself.

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Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle

This books has three short stories by well-known teen fiction authors. They are all set in the same town during a major snowstorm over Christmas. Each of the stories focuses on different people, making them great alone too. I have loved everything that I have read by these authors, and this book is no different. A fun, fast read for the holidays, or any time of year!

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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1 by Anonymous, Malcolm C. Lyons and Ursala Lyons

I have been meaning to read the complete version of the Arabian Nights for a long time. Although this book is nowhere near all of it (only the first 294 nights), it is still an amazing start. It took me a very long time to finish, since it’s nearly 1000 pages, but well worth it. The Arabian Nights is a series of tales told by Shahrazad to King Shahriyar to spare her life, as well as those of other girls. As long as the king is invested in hearing the story the next night, she will not be killed. The stories include those that we all know, such as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, as well as many others that are not as well known, or as child-friendly. I definitely suggest this book to anyone interested in great short stories that have survived the test of time.

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