The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga

This book, for young adults, has convinced me that I should expand my reading beyond the adult section of the library. It is a great book and left me wanting more from this author.

Fanboy feels he is the high school loser. He has only one good friend and could be labeled a victim in his high school. Goth Girl is the newcomer with an all black wardrobe and issues of her own. They form a bond that enables Fanboy to challenge the bullies and face his challenges, but Goth Girl has troubles of her own.

I did not want this book to end.

Katie Caught A Cold By Charlotte Cowan MD

Katie Bear is practicing for the Ice Show when she starts to feel ill. The doctor suggests she stay home from school for a few days. While recovering she helps her mother bake cookies. A few days later she is well enough to be in the Ice Show, where she delivers a winning performance. This is a good book to introduce children to doctor visits. Parents guide included. Reading level: pre school-1st grade

Playing For Pizza By John Grishman

This book is  about a football player who has been severely injured while playing in a USA league. After he recovers, no team here will hire him. He finds a team in Italy. This story is about the difficulties in the way the game is played, they play for love of the game, not money. He also has to adjust to a new way of life with people he cannot understand and they cannot understand him. There is a love interest, but the story is football. This is not like most Grisham books I have read. More human interest. Reading level: Adult