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FAVORITE BOOKS

1. "My Sister's Keeper"
This book is told in each characters point of view at different times in thier life. In this book Sara and Brian Fitzgerald have 3 children; Jesse, Kate,and Anna. Jesse is very rebelous and doesn't associate with his family very much. Kate suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Anna was created to be a donor for Kate. Since Anna was born she has undergone countless surgeries,transfusions, and shots for Kate. Anna is now 13 years old and Kate is now in need of a kidney from Anna. Anna enlists the help from an attorney, Campbell Alexander, to sue her parents for the rights to her own body. The judge ends up ruling in Anna's favor and gives Campbell medical power of attorney to help Anna make medical decisions until she is 18 years old. Soon after the trial Anna is involved in a car accident and left brain dead, so with Campbell's permission, her kidneys and other organs are donated to Kate and other patients who need them.

2. "Stargirl"
In this book 10th grader Susan "stargirl" Caraway is beginning to attend public high school after years of homeschooling. The book is told by 11th grader Leo Borlock. Leo describes his relationship with Stargirl, who is the most unusual student to ever attend their high school. Throughout the book Leo tries to convince Stargirl that she should act like a normal student. Stargirl finally listens to Leo and seeks to become simply herself, "Susan," to try to win Leo and gain the love of the school once more. The school rejects her and Leo can't overcome peer pressure to continue their relationship in the way it was before. At the end of the book Stargirl moves away; this is before the next school year begins, but she still loved Leo and continues to write to him every day.

3. "New Moon"
This is the second book in the Twilight series. The book describes Bella's 18th birthday party at the Cullen's house. While there, Bella cuts her finger and the smell of the blood overwhelms Edward's brother and he tries to kill her. In order to keep Bella safe Edward desides to end their relationship. While Bella is depressed she realises that thrill-seeking activities allow her to "hear" Edward's voice in her head. She also creates a friendship and spend tons of time with Jacob Black, who helps ease her pain over losing Edward. Later Bella discovers that Jacob and his friend's are shape shifter who turn into giant wolves. Jacob and his pack protect Bella from two vampires seeking revenge for the death of their friend. Meanwhile, Edward recieves false information that Bella has killed herself. Edward then goes to Italy to provoke the Voltroli, vampire royalty who are capable of killing him. Hearing this, Bella and Edward's sister Alice go to Italy to stop Edward from killing himself. Before leaving Italy, the Volturi tell Edward that Bella, a human who knows that vampires exist, must either be killed or transformed into a vampire. When they return home Bella forgives Edward for leaving her and the Cullen family agrees that Bella should be transformed into a vampire. Edward then gives Bella a choice: either she lets Carlisle, Edward's father, change her after her graduation, or, if Bella agrees to marry him, he will change her himself.


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