Books to read in February


Caitlin Shampine, Life Editor

Looking for a book that you can fall in love with? Well look no further. These five books mix all kinds of love, from crush love to family love. Let’s celebrate this Valentine’s Day by getting lost in a book. Media specialist Gloria Klinger recommends these books, each available in our school media center.

“Cures for Heartbreak” by Margo Rabb

In the midst of heartbreak over her mother’s death, 15-year-old Mia Perlman tries to deal with the upcoming issues after the tragic loss. Between the Cancer Guy, the insane social worker, and sharing healthy heart meals with her dad, Mia focuses on carrying the image of her mother everywhere. This deals with not only romantic love but also the love in a family.

“Flat-Out Love” by Jessica Park

Julie Seagle is a boy crazed teen. Julie likes Matt, a lot, but she flat out loves Finn. It’s complicated and confusing for her. She moves to Boston for her first year of college, and ends up living at an old family friend’s house and ends up falling in love with the son of the family. Read this book to see who she chooses.

“First Love” by James Patterson

Axi Moore is a studious, goody-two-shoes who hides her dream of getting away from her small town. Except from her best friend, Robinson, who she is in love with. Axi invites Robinson to a cross-country road trip. This is the first time she has ever broken the rules.

“Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald”

A collection of love letters from spouse to spouse during 1918-1940, Zelda and, writer of “The Great Gatsby”, F. Scott Fitzgerald keep the love alive even during the war and many other challenges. Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, they have a lot to deal with. Throughout it all they stay devoted to each other.

“The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” by Jennifer E.

After missing an important flight to London for her father’s wedding, Hadley Sullivan meets the perfect boy. The long plane ride brings them together, only to be torn apart once they land. Will they ever meet again? Read to find out.