Olivia's parents are murdered when she was 3 and she saw who did it. Everyone has always thought it was her father, but when his bones are discovered, new suspects arise. Can she find who did it and expose the real killer? This was a great suspense book with a strong female lead. April Henry always keeps us guessing.
Kamran Smith is 100% American, perfect in every way. His life is on track to go to West Point after graduation, he has the perfect girlfriend, and he is a football star.....until his brother is accused of being a terrorist. Kamram knows this is not true and he will have to prove it by escaping from a federal prison, learn to use a gun, and invade terrorist cells. This is a great book for the times, showing you can't judge people by how things look.
What teenager wouldn't want to spend the summer in Tuscany? Lina doesn't..it was her mother's dying wish that she should get to know her father (that she had never heard existed). All she wants to do is go back home. Then she is given a journal that helps her to know her mother better and to unearth a long buried secret that will change everything. "People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more." This is a great tour of Italy with suspense and romance intertwined.
5 teenagers land in Africa to participate in a conservation exchange program and are definitely not used to roughing it. Sarah, whose only friends are the animals she sees everyday around their camp is in charge of entertaining them. Her father is supposed to help, but immediately leaves to try to find a poacher threatening their area and animals. Sarah finds herself"in the middle of the Kalahari wilderness with no Dad, no vehicle, and no Plan--with four Americans (and one Canadian) wholly unsuited to this place and this life." When Dad never returns, they must leave and go find him. When they find Theo covered in blood, a silver deadly lion, and an empty vehicle, they know they are in trouble and must overcome their fears and find out what is going on. This book was a great action/survival story. I had a hard time putting it down after I started.
Martha Johnson is the Librarian at BCJH in Bay City, TX. She loves to read and wants her students to get excited about reading.