#6 The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Summary: The Catcher in the Rye is the story of Holden Caulfield, a troubled teen in a world of phoneys. After finding out he has failed out of yet another private school, he decides to return home to New York early, but instead of going to his house he wanders around the city and meets many interesting characters. Holden is troubled with the world around him. He has obviously been deeply affected...
#5 The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Summary: Son of Neptune is the second book in the Heroes of Olympus series. Unlike the first one, this one follows Percy Jackson. Like Jason, Percy wakes up with mo memory and soon finds the Roman equivalent of Camp Half-Blood. He still fights and acts Greek, and is in pretty much the same situation Jason was all throughout the last book. He befriends Frank, son of Mars (Ares), and Hazel,...
#4 Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
Summary:Pure is the story of teenage Tabitha and her best friends who all wear purity rings to pledge abstinence until marriage. All is well until Cara reveals she has broken her pledge and is okay with it. Morgan, the most conservative of the group, flips out and starts a protest movement at school. Tabitha is confused because she doesn’t support Cara’s decision, but doesn’t exactly hate Cara...
#3 The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Summary: The Lost Hero is the first book in the Heroes of Olympus Series (the continuation from Percy Jackson). At the end of the Percy Jackson series, the second great prophecy was made. The Lost Hero is the beginning of the prophecy. Jason wakes up on a bus with his “friends” Piper and Leo, who he can’t remember anything about. The gang is swept away to Camp Half-Blood, where they learn they...
#2 It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Summary: It’s Kind of a Funny Story is a novel about fifteen-year-old Craig who studies constantly in order to be accepted into the new up and coming gifted school in New York City. He gets into the school, but his study habits and constant comparing himself to other students cause him to get anxious and depressed. He can’t sleep or eat and he starts to hang with the wrong crowd. One night,...
#1 The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
Summary: Nick Carraway moves to The West Egg in New York City next door to a mysterious mansion owned by the even more mysterious Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is known for throwing extravagant parties, however no one really knows anything about the host himself. Nick visits with his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom, who is openly having an affair. They inhabit East Egg where the aristocrats live. Daisy,...
Hi everyone! Anyone who knows me knows I am a bookworm so I thought it would be fun to challenge myself with reading 100 books in one year. Yes, I did take this from Sparklife, except I found their blog to be distracting and I didn’t think it did the literature justice. So tah-dah! This blog was born. My challenge began on February 6, 2012. If anyone has any comments or would like to discuss...