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Ashley D.

Biography

Ashley D.

Teen Board Member

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Hi! My name is Ashley and I live in Kansas. I am 16 years old and I am a junior in high school. My love of reading is pretty funny due to the fact that my favorite subject in school is math and I want to have a career as a mechanical engineer. I have always loved books and I cherish every one I own. When I am not reading, I am either playing with my two adorable dogs (Rudy and Rylee), playing piano or baking. I have been told that I make the most delicious cupcakes. I also enjoy playing softball, hiking, kayaking and rock climbing. I love the outdoors but I also enjoy just laying on the couch all day.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
2. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
3. The I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore
4. LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
5. EVERY LAST WORD by Tamara Ireland Stone

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Reviews by Ashley D.

by Chandler Baker - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Cassidy Hyde is NOT having a good year. Her boyfriend cheated on her, killed her best friend's date during homecoming, and was then murdered in turn by a serial killer, and that's without counting the thing that no one knows about. (But Cassidy doesn't like to think about that.) The point is, anyone would be a little depressed and no one can blame her for looking for a little bit of help. That's where Sunshine comes in. This new experimental drug makes Cassidy feel like everything is good and she's the golden girl once again. A little memory loss feels like a small price to pay to get her life back

by John Coy - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Cray got into the same college his father attended and is expected to go. And to go pre-med. And to get started right away. His parents are paying the tuition. It should be an easy decision. But it's not. All Cray knows is that what's expected of him doesn't feel right. The pressure to make a decision --- from his family, his friends --- is huge. Until he meets Rayne, a girl who is taking a gap year, and who helps him find his first real job, at a home of four adults with developmental disabilities. What he learns about himself and others will turn out to be more than any university could teach him --- and twice as difficult.

by Chelsey Philpot - Family, Fiction, Friendship

Three teenagers. One road trip. Countless detours. When Mia first waltzed into Homer’s small corner of Florida, she changed Homer’s entire world. It wasn’t long before he was hopelessly in love. But now Mia is moving away --- and Homer and his younger brother, Einstein, are helping her drive hundreds of miles to her new home. This might be Homer’s last chance to tell Mia how he really feels. And with so many detours in front of them, anything could happen.