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Title
Candy
Author
Kevin Brooks
Genre
YA Fiction
Rating
Loved it!
Review
"Candy" is a great YA book that characterizes the feelings of teens who are trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in. Candy, the young girl becomes involved with the underground world of drugs and prostitution. Joe, a bass guitarist meets Candy and tries to free her from the dangerous and destructive world she's in. The two become bound together in their quest to discover purpose and meaning. Author Kevin Brooks writes well and with much feeling and passion. Both teens and adults will enjoy this read despite its difficult material. This book contains mature themes that are handled well. Brooks has written a number of YA books that teens will enjoy.   Get this book!
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Title
The Forever War
Author
Joe Haldeman
Genre
Science Fiction
Rating
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Supposedly influenced the by author's experience during the Vietnam War, the Forever War chronicles a new recruit, William Mandella, as he fights an alien species over the course of centuries. Due to the affects of time dilation, William Mandella ages only a few years, while decades, and eventually centuries, pass on Earth. And this war that is seemingly lasting forever looks more and more pointless.  Get this book!