Ellie, the main character in The Third Mushroom by Jennifer Holm, was in middle school when the “Mushroom War” started. Her parents tried to get Ellie to eat mushrooms by hiding them in various dishes, but after trying them twice, Ellie refused to eat a third mushroom.
In the eleventh wonderful installment of Ivy and Bean, Ivy’s classmate, Vanessa, says that almost all only children are spoiled. Ivy doesn’t have any siblings, and she’s determined to prove to Vanessa, Bean, the entire classroom, and to herself that she is NOT spoiled. With the help of Bean, she decides to try out several crazy plans to show that she is a perfectly fine, nice child. Unfortunately, not many of their plans work out as they hope.
True Blue Forever is a satisfying end to Joyce Scarbrough's True Blue Trilogy. It's 1980 - their senior year of high school! Mickey and Wade have come to acceptable terms with each other and Jeana. Even Billy Joe finds a girl who can put up with him. Only days after life begins to be perfect for the foursome, tragedy strikes. Jeana's world is flipped upside down and she starts having to make the hardest decisions of her life. Will she make the right choice? Can Billy Joe keep the one girl who has put up with him better than Jeana? Find out in this book.
Chapel Ryan has never been an ordinary girl. Her father died when she was very young, leaving her with hallucinations that her mother and therapist chalked up to PTSD. After years of therapy, Chapel thought she was cured, but soon after the mysterious and handsome Isaiah Halstead moves to town, her hallucinations start up again. With Isaiah at her side, Chapel soon realizes that there is more to her hallucinations than she originally thought. As she digs deeper, she learns that no one around her is as honest as they initially seemed.
Fresh Ink: An Anthology is an anthology of short stories put together by an amazing group of authors! The stories all focus on young adults and are geared toward coming-of-age type situations for the main characters. The stories range from discovering one's true potential to being truly comfortable in the skin you are in. For the most part, the stories are realistic fiction, however, at least two fall into the category of fantasy, and one is actually in graphic novel format.
Ahimsa means nonviolence. That is the main motive for the Freedom Fighters of India. It's the 1940's and the Indians are under British occupation, and the Indians want them out. We follow a girl named Anjali and meet her as she is painting a giant black Q (Quit India) on the side of a British Officer's house. Anjali’s mother used to work for a British Officer as a secretary, but she quit because she was tired of all the British decrees and that the officer wasn't helping Indians who were wrongly accused of crimes against the British.
Royal Sweets is about Mini and Taffy, fairy princesses, who are trying to help a troll named Gobo get out of a bush that he is stuck in. While Mini and Taffy are figuring out how to help Gobo, Mini’s suspicious cousins, Frosting and Cupcake, try to figure out what Mini and Taffy are up to. Will they end up helping each other or getting in each other's way?