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Jessica Brody

Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having the worst Monday ever. She starts off her day by getting a red light ticket, taking the most horrible school yearbook photo, bombing varsity softball tryouts along with her class election speech, and at the end of the day, her boyfriend Tristan dumps her for no reason. Ellie knows that if she had a do-over she could make the day right. Ellie's wish is granted but can she make it right no matter how many do-overs she gets? Is she stuck in the same... More

Reviewed by Stephanie
Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro

       Three best friends, Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth, have known each other since they were little. They attended Hailsham, a private school, on the English countryside. Everything seems normal for the children, they go to class, attend church, eat lunch, and exercise, but they didn’t know that their teachers were hiding a huge secret: the children are clones that will start donating all of their organs, when are teenagers, until they complete.

       Ishiguro brilliantly portrays the... More

Reviewed by Kaleigh

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