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My Recommendations:

1. “Meet Cute” by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, and Kass Morgan

A collection of cute fiction short stories about how different characters met someone they end up loving. This book lets you see through many different characters’ lenses, so you can feel what they are feeling.

2. “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell

A love story about two high school students falling in love in the strangest way. This book will bring many smiles to your face, while other parts will make you want to cry. A beautiful book to read.

3. “Matched” by Ally Condie

This book is set in an alternate world where the person you spend the rest of your life with is chosen for you. When Cassia is somehow matched with two different people, her life gets a little bit crazy.

4. “Two Can Keep a Secret” by Karen M McManus

In the second mystery novel by McManus, is set in a small town where there are many mysterious activities going on. Why did Ellery and Ezra, the main characters, have an aunt go missing in that very town? Why did the prom queen get murdered and who did it? And how are these connected?

5. “Everyday” by David Levithan

A teenager wakes up in a new person’s body everyday of their life. He doesn’t know who he is supposed to be, but when he falls in love with someone, he needs to find a way back to her every day

6. “My Life with the Walter Boys” by Ali Novak

After a tragic incident, Jackie moves into her mom’s friend’s house who has 12 boys. She has to figure out how to adjust, but falling in love isn’t helping. This book is a very cute love story with many fabulous twists.

Spectrum Staff’s Recommendations:

1. “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell -Grace Belgrader ’23

“A novel about a magical world where a wizard and a vampire fall in love.”

2. “Emergency Contact” by Mary H.K. Choi -Georgia Goldberg ’23

“It’s an adorable love story about the anxieties and awkwardness of growing up.”

3. “Let it Snow” by John Greene, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson -Julia Im ’23

“Three short stories that connect back to each other in an interesting novel.”

4. “The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie -Aiko Offner ’23

“A captivating tale about an Indian boy who is the first to leave his reserve to go to an all-white school and faces the challenges of being the only colored kid.”

5. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas -Ava Weinrot ’23

“A powerful book about a girl who stands up for what she believes in. The main character and her family are very inspiring to me.”

6. “The Oldest Boy” by Sarah Ruhl -Lucas Cohen-d’Arbeloff ’23

“I thought it was a really interesting look on how unusual and crazy circumstances can affect the life of a family. I think we’ve all had situations in our families that have taken us by surprise.”

Students’ Recommendations:

1. “Hound of Rowan” by Henry H. Neff -Brandon Aghnatios ’23

“The book reaks with the enticing stench of adventure, riddled enticement. A book that captivated me to my core and is sure to trap you within the eloquence of its words.”

2. “The Anatomical Shape of a Heart” by Jenn Bennett -Skylar Griswold ’24

“It has a little bit of every genre and is very relatable and easy to connect with.”

3. “Room” by Emma Donoghue -Emma Miller ’23

“A touching story about the power of love and perseverance. I recommend this book to people who like emotional books and stories. It’s an emotional roller coaster.”

4. “Three Dark Crowns” by Kendare Blake -Edie Cahill ’23

“Three Dark Crowns follows a set of triplets, all three queens – heirs to the crown, though only one will reign. All three were born with a different gift. At the age of six, they are separated to be raised by different families each of their same respective gift giving each a completely different upbringing. The sisters don’t see each other again until they turn sixteen, when they will have to kill each other, leaving only one to be the ruling queen of the island. We follow Katherine, a poisoner, Mirabella, an elemental, and Arsinoe, a naturalist. I think it is definitely worth it to read this book because the series as a whole is so good.”

5. “The War I Finally Won” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley -Jacquelyn Schneider ’25

“A girl who has a disability and her mom abuses her. She escapes during the war with her brother.”

6. “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” by Judy Blume -Nicole Lee ’23

“What can I even say? It’s just beautiful. It makes me cry and I love it so much.”

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