catholic teen story

Secrets in September

Author: Doreen McAvoy Publisher: Lake Elk Publishing Age Range: 9 -14 What a great effort from newcomer author, Doreen McAvoy.  As a teacher and school librarian, McAvoy knows her readership well.  The dialogue and interactions between her young characters ring true. For the young people in this book, life revolves around friends, school, family and …

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Shadow in the Dark

Author: Antony Barone Kolenc Publisher: Loyola Press Age Range: 11- 16 This a great book.  It contains all the features of a classic story for young teens – a mystery, a boy’s dorm, skulking around a castle in the middle of the night, shadowy figures walking in the woods, a lovely pretty girl who lives …

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I Am Margaret

Title: I am Margaret Author: Corinna Turner Publisher: Unseen books; an imprint of Zephyr Publishing Age range: 14 and up. I’m a great fan of British born author Corinna Turner.  She writes extremely well and has provided us here with an astounding story.  I’ve had to process ‘I Am Margaret’ mentally and emotionally for a …

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Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls

Author: Raymond Arroyo Illustrator: Antonio Javier Caparo Age Range: 10 and up. It was only after reading this book for the second time that I truly appreciated how much is going on.  Raymond Arroyo is a master storyteller, and I was so wrapped up in the story the first time I read it, that I …

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