Member Book Review: Full Ride

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

reviewed by Karina

fullrideFrom the moment this book starts it firmly attaches to your heart. It pulls at your heart strings every step of the way, through every wittingly titled chapter, through every dramatic sentence, through every span of drama. Full ride is truly a novel worth throwing away two or so hours of your life on. This story starts out in Virginia with our main character Becca. She and her mother have been in hiding for years and they want to escape the pain. The pain of what? Of her father’s many crimes putting them all in danger of Excellerand, a highly powerful corporation like Google. Becca never gets to see or hear from her father unless their malicious, power hungry lawyer gets involved. Becca and her mother flee to Deskins, Ohio where they can start anew, but even by moving Becca can’t achieve the one goal she has. All she wants is to go to college, but with her predicament she can’t…until she finds a scholarship.It’s a full ride scholarship and all of Becca’s friends want it too. It’s called the Whitney Court scholarship…

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Top 5 Music CD’s 1/31/2012

The following is a list of the top 5 music CD’s in the young adult collection as of 1/31/2012.

  1. Grand – Matt & Kim
  2. Billy Breathes – Phish
  3. TAB Mix 2011 – Various Artists
  4. Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
  5. Recovery – Eminem

TAB MIX 2011

The April YA selection is in. Each TAB member (and the TAB adviser) has chosen one of their favorite songs, and we have purchased those songs and put them on the first TAB MIX. It features songs by…

  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Brad Paisley
  • Caesars
  • The Beastie Boys
  • The Hives
  • B.o.B.
  • Sponge

It is available for check out at MSBPL.

(The Mary S. Biesecker Public Library purchased these songs legally from Amazon.com. We do not condio)