Bobby Framingham’s life is not easy. He is the star quarterback at Durango High School, but he is also gay. Bill Konigsberg’s novel Out of the Pocket delves into Bobby's life and his struggle to believe in himself. At first, he isn’t able to muster the confidence to come out as gay, for fear that the…Continue
A touching novel with a heartwarming message, The Blind Side is a must-read for any teenager. If you crave inspirational literature and a well-written, organized story, then you need to check out this book.
What if you were heading into your sophomore year of high school, but lived in the…Continue
Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Has anyone ever taken your happiness and your ambition and squashed them with one push of your desk into the corner of a classroom? In the fascinating and engaging novel If Rock and Roll Were a Machine, by Terry Davis, a 17-year-old adolescent named Bert Bowden answers yes to both of these questions. Bert becomes interested in riding motorcycles, against the wishes of his parents. He is also intrigued by the sport of racquetball, which he…Continue