Please support the ASLC with Free Registration and get access to all our reviews

Author: Schmidt, Tiffany
Publisher: Walker Books
Year Published: 2014
ISBN:
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Bright Before Sunrise

Reviewed by:

Brighton Waterford, the most popular girl at prestigious Cross Pointe High School, has made it her mission to get the entire student body to participate in some type of volunteer activity in honor of her father that passed away 5 years previous. Jonah Prentiss, a new student who can’t stand Cross Pointe, lives for the weekends when he can escape back to his hometown that he was forced to leave and is the one student Brighton can’t get to tell her the time of day much less do some volunteer work. Over the course of a single night full of mishaps, almost fistfights, misunderstandings, an angry ex-girlfriend, and some painful revelations Brighton and Jonah’s perspectives of the other changes drastically and they discover a spark between them that neither one wants to ignore. This novel is told from both teens point of view in alternating chapters and Schmidt has done a marvelous job in making her two characters believable; in Jonah Schmidt has captured his anger and frustration over his lack of control with his life and in Brighton the reader can easily see her exhaustion and the massive amount of pressure she is under. Bright Before Sunrise is a fun and lighthearted opposites-attract type of love story that will leave the reader with warm, fuzzy feelings.

Wish on All the Stars
Schroeder, Lisa
ISBN: 9781338195774
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Prolific author Lisa Schroeder has written a sequel to “See You on a Starry Night” that can be read as…

Cursed
Silverstein, Karol Ruth
ISBN: 9781580899406
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Debut author and screenwriter Karol Ruth Silverstein pens an empowering and emotionally-charged novel about a teen with juvenile arthritis, based…

Something Like Gravity
Smith, Amber
ISBN: 9781534437180
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

New York Times best-selling author Amber Smith, who is an advocate for increased awareness of gender violence as well as…

Teen Titans: Raven
Garcia, Kami
ISBN: 9781401286231
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Young adult author Kami Garcia writes her debut graphic novel with artist Gabriel Picolo, producing the first amazing installment of…

© Copyright 2021 all rights reserved.