Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Guest post by Jess!

Hi! :) My name is Jess from and I will be doing a post about books I really enjoyed reading. I hope you like! :)

Book 1: Tomorrow Girls #1: Behind the Gates
In a terrifying new world, four girls must depend on one another if they want to survive.
Summary: Disaster and destruction are all thirteen-year-old Louisa has ever known. But now she and her best friend, Maddie, are among the lucky few being sent to boarding school, far from home. Finally, a taste of freedom! Country Manor School isn't perfect: The girl's roommates are tough to get along with, and the school is hard work. Still, Louisa loves CMS - the survival skills classes, the fresh air. She doesn't miss not having TV, or the Internet, or any contact with home. It's for their own safety, after all. Or is it?

Book 2: Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan
She had the courage to follow her dreams...
Charlotte Parkhurst was raised in an orphanage for boys, which suited her just fine. She didn't like playing with dolls, she could hold her own fight, and loved to work in the stable. Charlotte had a special way with horses and wanted to spend her life training and riding them on a ranch of her own. The problem was, as a girl in the mid-1800s, Charlotte was expected to live a much different life - one without the freedoms she dreamed of. But Charlotte was smart and determined, and she figured out a way to live the life she wanted. Charlotte became an expert horses rider, a legendary stagecoach driver, and the first woman ever to vote. And she did these things at a time when they were outlawed for women. How? With a plan so clever and secret - almost no one figured it out.

Book 3: Wolves of the Beyond #1: Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
The owl war is over. The wolf pack awaits.
In the harsh wilderness beyond the owl world of Ga'Hoole, a wolf mother hides in fear. Her newborn pup, otherwise healthy, has a twisted paw. The mother knows the rigid rules of her kind. The pack cannot have weakness. Her pup must be abandoned on an icy riverbank - condemned to die. But alone in the forest, the pup, Faolan, does the unthinkable. He survives. This is Faolan's story, the story of a courageous wolf pup who rises up to change forever the wolves of the Beyond.