Dry

By Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Plot: In California, the drought situation had been escalating for a while. One day, the water completely runs out. Almost immediately, Alyssa’s state becomes a war zone, where people would do horrible things just for a drop of water. This book looks into human nature and what happens when a life-giving resource runs out. Continue reading “Dry”

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

By Leslie Connor

Plot: Eleven-year-old Perry was born and raised by his mom at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a resident on Cell Block C, and so far Warden Daugherty has made it possible for them to be together. That is, until a new district attorney discovers the truth—and Perry is removed from the facility and forced into a foster home. Continue reading “All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook”

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

By Stacy McAnulty

Plot: When Lucy Callahan is struck by lightning, she receives the ability to calculate complicated math problems in her head, lightning fast. Lucy is so smart, she had the chance to go to college at twelve years old! Unfortunately, her grandmother decides to put her through the ultimate trial first: middle school. Continue reading “The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl”