Eleven by Tom Rogers
Alex Douglas always wanted to be a hero. When his eleventh birthday falls on November 11th 2001 his world changes forever.
For those of us who lived through the Twin Towers attack this poignant story will bring back many memories.
For the young adults who will read this it gives a heartbreaking insight to what happened and how it affected those involved.
Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.
I started this novel thinking it would be girly fluff. I was wrong. Politics, competition, control and loyalties all come in to play here. I was gripped and couldn’t wait to finish it. Everlasting Rose is the sequel and I am ordering it now!
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Mike can change your life!
When tennis star Floyd sees a boy that no one else can, his parents think a few visits to a sports psychologist will help sort him out. But Mike turns out to have a role all of his own, one that transforms Floyd’s life beyond imagining. A story for everyone who has ever felt like they’re on the wrong path.
Although this story deals with some difficult moments, the way it is written will give you the warm fuzzies. The characters are memorable and the last paragraph made me grin from ear to ear.
Well worth a read! Ms T