Archive for the ‘Teen and up’ Category

HL book review gabby douglas

Book Summary: In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner, as well as acting as a critical member of the US gold-medal-winning women gymnastics team. In this personal autobiography, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your […]

Summer Reading List for Teens

Summer Reading List for Teens from Homeschool Literature

HL Roses are Read (1)

  Book Summary/Description: Roses are Read is an eclectic collection of poems that express the struggles and stages of teenage existence. From first kiss to first heartbreak, awkward moments to awkward stages, and broken lies to broken cries, Roses are Read illustrates what average (and not so average) teenagers experience every day and after. No […]

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  About the Author: “Melody Jackson is an author and lover of all things geek, especially anything related to Doctor Who. She lives in the unbearably hot state of Arizona, (at least it’s a dry heat) with her crazy family, as well as a menagerie of animals that includes her four siblings, two cats, and […]

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  Book Summary: Orphaned at a young age, Skylar McHenry grew up as little more than a servant and shunned by everyone around her because of her reputation as a pirate’s daughter. Each day Skye faces is marked by some new struggle. Her only hope is to rely on her heavenly Father’s care and comfort […]

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    Book Summary: Louise’s friend is dragging her along on a dubious treasure hunt. She, however, would rather be reading the recently discovered letters written by her great-great-grandmother, Georgiana Donahue. Meanwhile, Xavier, a young law student, is facing struggles of his own. He can’t find a job, his uncle is constantly belittling his late […]

small steps the year i got polio

Widgets Book Summary: This heartfelt memoir takes readers back to 1949 when the author, at age 12, contracted polio. Using fictionalized dialogue, she describes her seven-month ordeal–her diagnosis and quarantine, her terrifying paralysis, her slow and difficult recuperation–and the people she encountered along the way. Kehret supplies a few words about the illness in […]

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  Author bio: Kaitlyn Deann has been telling stories since she was very young, whether through at-home productions with her cousins and siblings or through verbal tellings. She decided to try her hand at writing when she was eleven, and it became a part of her in an unexplainable way. She fell in love with […]

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  Author bio: Ashlee Willis is the author of Christian fantasy for young adults. She lives in the heart of Missouri. When not reading or writing, you will find her in her garden, splashing in the creek with her young son, or taking long forest rambles.  Find more about her on her blog.   Book […]

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  Author bio: Jaye L. Knight is a homeschool graduated indie author with a passion for writing Christian fantasy and clean new adult fiction.  Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as […]