The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
When Tess Kendrick is sent to live with her older sister, Ivy Kendrick, her world spins upside down. As soon as Tess is enrolled in Hardwicke High, she finds out that Ivy is the capital’s number one “fixer”. Classmates ask Tess to help them with their problems, and Tess finds herself tangled in a sticky situation, that involves life or death. The Fixer, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, is a thrilling, action-packed suspense story about two sisters trying to find their footing. The book also throws in a mix of politics; as Tess lives in D.C. now. It is exciting to read because Tess is always thinking up different, wacky ideas to get her way.
(Reviewed by Magan Stuhr)
Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor
Juliet Newman’s life is perfect- she has a picture-perfect boyfriend, a perfect family who supports her on everything she does, and a perfect life plan. But when her parents divorce, Juliet’s mother has a terrible accident in the bathroom that lands her in the hospital. As if that isn’t enough, Juliet meets Declan, the guy who makes her wonder if perfect is what she wants. Better Than Perfect, by Melissa Kantor, is a book on the brink of tragedy, that is sure to keep you on your toes. Juliet’s adventures through life are both funny and breathtaking, with things that she would normally never do.
(Reviewed by Magan Stuhr)
Proof of Forever by Alexa Hillyer
What would you do if you were given a second chance to relive your high school years? Would you do things completely different? Or would you continue down the same path? This wish of a second chance was granted to four former best friends, Joy, Zoe, Luce, and Tali during a camp night reunion. After a shocking chain of events, the girls are somehow transported by a photo booth to their very last summer together when they were still fifteen years old. In attempts to find their way back to the present, the girls must be careful not to disturb events of the past for fear of altering the future. As the girls attempt to recreate the exact moments they shared that last summer together, many buried secrets are dug up, but are the secrets too much for these once best friends to handle? Lexa Hillyer takes us all on a nostalgic journey back to our childhood through her relatable characters in her novel, Proof of Forever. This book is by far one of the funniest, most comforting, and emotional books I have ever read. It remains a must read for anyone interested in more than just a quick read as you will become invested in these characters’ stories of love, loss, self-acceptance, and friendship.
(Reviewed by Natalie Purdy)
By Lexa Hillyer
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
By Melissa Kantor