The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

9780812982947The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker
(pub. 5/12)

Hauntingly beautiful, Age of Miracles will hold you under its spell even after putting it down for the day – if you can! The summer before Julia turns 12 something strange and catastrophic happened to Earth – it begins to slow. Days and nights grow longer and longer. Everything begins to change, in the natural world and in Julia’s. This is a story of survival, growth and change under extraordinary circumstances.

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Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

9781476705804Golden Boy
by Abigail Tarttelin
(pub. 4/13)

Max Walker – soccer star, honors student, lady’s man, nice older brother, all around good guy – has a secret. Max is intersex and it is a secret he and his well to do family have kept under lock and key his entire life. I could not look away (or put this book down) as Max’s fragile world is rocked to the core as he is betrayed by those closest to him. With characters that will melt your heart, Golden Boys is a gut-wrenching tale that challenges what we claim to know about gender.  Powerful book that will provide lots to discuss.

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Me Before You

Me Before YouMe Before You
by Jojo Moyes

Meet Louise – an ordinary twenty something who has never traveled outside of her small British tourist town. Finding herself in a rut of low paying jobs and lackluster relationship, she senses there must be more to life. Enter Will Trainor – a newly wheelchair-bound quadriplegic who lived large until the moment of his accident. When she becomes his caretaker, they relationship set out to change the course of both their lives. A controversial plot twist awaits you in this romance for generation X.

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