The graphic novel Refresh Refresh is about three boys: Cody, Josh, and Gordan. Their dads are all Marine Reservists who have been shipped off to fight in Iraq. The boys want to make their fathers proud, but it's difficult for them to become men without their fathers there as role models. The boys fight after school to make them tougher and stronger. They are always on the computer checking to see the news in Iraq and to see if their dads have emailed them. The surprise at the end puts the boys in shock and they end up joining the armed forces.
This book follows a boy named Ovid through his junior year. All of Ovids classmates have changed over the summer. Ovid draws pictures and writes poems about his classmates. He is really good at art. He keeps his journal in between his mattress. He hopes that people care about what he draws. Read this book and find out how Ovids classmates progress through their junior year.
Johanna Lynch is a senior in high school. Life is stressful for her because both of her parents have died, and her sister doesn't talk to her much after Johanna confessed that she is a lesbian. Every day Johanna admires Reeve Hartt, but she would never speak to her. Reeve is also a lesbian, but Johanna never thought she would have a chance with her. While Johanna is tutoring a boy with autism named Robbie Inouye, she finds out that he is Reeve's brother. One day Johanna finally gets the courage to talk to Reeve and from then on, they hit it off.
Evan Falcon had it all in his small town, a best friend, a rich family, and everyone knew him. When he found out that he had to move to a big city hours away he was crushed. At the time, Evan was 17 and still didn't have his license. The first day at his new school didn't go well. He had trouble making friends, and only one person accepted him. His new friend wasn't smart, fun, or popular. He was a bad influence on Evan, but Evan just wanted a friend. After being at the new school for a while, he got a girlfriend who he treated really well. He would do anything for her.