Duncan Recommends

 Senior Duncan Ostrom recommends
to fellow WRA readers:

Cut Both Ways is a novel high school students should not pass up.
 This book packs everything related to being a teenager
 from finding yourself to surviving a chaotic social life. 

Many forms of diversity are represented and represented accurately.
 You will find yourself falling in love with the characters 
and the book will be in your hands more often than not.

 If you are unsure, sit down and read a chapter.
 Odds are you will enjoy the narrative's honesty and humor 
and be eager to read more.

Visit the library or email librarygg to check out this great read!


Damaged finds Mary DiNunzio, partner at the all-female law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio, embroiled in one of her most heartbreaking cases yet. Suing the Philadelphia school district to get help for a middle school boy with emotional issues, Mary ends up becoming the guardian ad litem of her minor client. As she goes up against Nick Machiavelli, her opposing counsel and the dark prince of South Philly lawyers who will use any means necessary to defeat her, she becomes more and more invested in the case—and puts everything, including her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, on the line.        

~ from Good Reads


Drawing on a real maritime wreck from the last days of World War II, Salt to the Sea describes the harrowing journey of four teenage refugees, each with their own past and own secrets and coming together in search of passage to freedom and safety. The characters lean on each other in a time of great fear and grief, and their humanity makes real a little known, but heartbreaking, tragedy.



What it’s about: A sequel to An Ember in the Ashes, this book follows Laia and Elias as they escape the Marital Empire and head to Kauf to save Laia’s brother. However, the journey isn’t as easy as it seems, and Laia and Elias must try to survive being hunted by Helene, Elias’s childhood friend. This YA fantasy is full of heart-stopping adventure and twists that make it hard to put down.



What it’s about: This is book #5 in the Throne of Glass series following Aelin Galathynius, onetime assassin, on a mission to become queen. Packed with romance, action, and high stakes adventure, Maas’s series isn’t one to be missed.


New York, Texas, or any other state, 
reading a book set there can make you feel 
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