Emma has volunteered at RiverRun for several years now. She's going into her freshman year in high school this fall, and she loves to read. Some of her favorite books are scary books, mystery books, and fantasy. She loves Shiver, The Hunger Games, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth!
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
This exciting and fast-paced book is about a thirteen-year-old girl named Charlotte Doyle. Charlotte has to travel on a ship that is going across the Atlantic. With none of her friends and none of her family members, Charlotte has to try to make the most of being the only girl aboard. For the long and hard journey, Charlotte's dad gets her a big book with blank pages to keep track of her life on the ship. Along the way, Charlotte is drawn into a mystery that will change her life forever! This is a wonderful book and you should definitely read it!
The Poison Apples
Alice Bingley-Beckerman, Molly Miller, and Reena Paruchuri are not your typical teenage girls. They both have one thing in common that drew each other together in the first place. They all have stepmothers that are horribly mean. These stepmothers tear these girls lives apart. When all of these girls start to hang out and hold special meetings, these girls become very close friends. So, all of you stepmothers out there, you better watch out because here comes The Poison Apples!
The year is 1793. Mattie Cook, her mother, and her grandfather live above their family coffee house. One day, Mattie hopes to make the coffee house into the finest business in Philadelphia. But pretty soon, yellow fever starts to hit and everyone is either fleeing the country or dying of the terrible sickness. When Mattie's mother gets the fever, Mattie and her grandfather have to flee the country. But something gets in their way that will change their lives forever.
Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator
Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator takes you on a fast paced adventure that you don't want to stop reading. This book is about a girl named Gilda Joyce. Her dad has died, but Gilda keeps him alive in herself by typing on her typewriter to him. One day Gilda goes to San Francisco to visit her uncle and cousin. While Gilda is there, she uncovers a past about the spooky mansion her uncle lives in.
Amari's life was wonderful until white men came into her peaceful community and murdered her whole family. Amari is the only one left in her family. She is now a slave that gets sold to mean and greedy owners. One day, Amari gets sold as a birthday present for a man's son. There, she meets Polly, a white girl, and before long they become friends. Then one day something happens that will change Amari and Polly's life forever. This was one of my favorite books and you should definitely read it!