Three Little Words - Ashley Rhodes Courtier

Sunday, November 2, 2008
Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster care system.

Painful memories of being taken away from her home quickly become consumed by real-life horrors, where Ashley is juggled between caseworkers, shuffled from school to school, and forced to endure manipulative,humiliating treatment from a very abusive foster family. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.

Memoir of a little girl named Ashley and her brother Luke. She was tossed from foster family to foster family and how she finally got a family forever. Very good book and I read it in a day. Addicting and I couldn't believe she was so young. It gives inspiration that anyone can be an author and publish their life story. She's a brave girl.


Reading Archive

Thursday, May 1, 2008
As You Wish - Jackson Pearce
Awakening, The - Kelley Armstrong

Bad Girls Don't Die - Katie Alender
Ballads of Suburbia - Stephanie Kuehnert
Beautiful - Amy Reed
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Because I Am Furniture - Thalia Chatlas 
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
Betrayed - P.C. & Kristin Cast
Bonechiller - Graham McNamee
Breathe: A Ghost Story - Cliff McNish
Breathe My Name - R.A Nelson
Bright Forever, The - Lee Martin

Captivate - Carrie Jones
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Center of Everything - Laura Moriarty
Chasing Brooklyn - Lisa Schroeder
Chosen - P.C. & Kristin Cast
Come Back - Claire and Mia Fontaine
Cracked Up to Be - Courtney Summers
Crank - Ellen Hopkins
Crazy Beautiful - Lauren Boratz-Logstead
Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick

Dark Divine, The - Bree Despain
Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris 
Deadly Little Games - Laurie Faria Stolarz
Deadly Little Secrets - Laurie Faria Stolarz
Deadly Little Lies - Laurie Faria Stolarz
Devouring, The - Simon Holt
Dreaming Anastasia - Joy Preble

Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things, The - Carolyn Mackler
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert 
End of Days - Max Turner 
Entice - Carrie Jones
Evernight - Claudia Gray

Fade - Lisa McMann
Fallen - Lauren Kate 
Fall For Anything - Courtney Summers
Flawless - Sara Shepard
Forest of Hands and Teeth, The - Carrie Ryan

Ghost and the Goth, The - Stacey Kade
Ghosts of Kerfol, The - Deborah Noyes
Graceling - Kristin Cashore

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
Her and Me and You - Lauren Strasnick
Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins
Hold Tight - Harlan Coben
Hollow, The - Jessica Verday
Hourglass - Claudia Gray
Hunger Games, The - Suzanne Collins
Hush Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

If I Stay - Gayle Forman 
I'll Fly Away - Wally Lamb
Immortal: Love Stories with Bite - Various Authors 
Iron Daughter, The - Julie Kagawa
Iron King, The - Julie Kagawa

Jane - April Lindner

Jekel Loves Hyde - Beth Fantaskey
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side - Beth Fantaskey
Jumping off Swings - Jo Knowles
Just Listen - Sarah Dessen
Just One Wish - Janette Rallison

Kissed By An Angel - Elizabeth Chandler

Last Song, The - Nicholas Sparks
Leaving Paradise - Simone Elkeles 
Lessons from a Dead Girl - Jo Knowles
Liar - Justine Larbalestier
Life in the Fat Lane - Cherie Bennett 
Linger - Maggie Stiefvater
Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott
Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
Looking For Alaska - John Green
Love, Aubrey - Suzanne LaFleur

Mark, The - Jen Nadol
Marked - P.C. & Kristin Cast
Match Made in High School, A - Kristin Walker
Maybe - Brent Runyon
Maze Runner, The - James Dashner
Mercy - Jodi Piccoult
Million Little Pieces, A - James Frey 
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
My Life as a Rhombus - Varian Johnson
My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Save - Rachel Vincent

Need - Carrie Jones
Nevermore - Kelly Creagh 
Nightshade - Andrea Cremer
Night Runner - Max Turner
Night World No. 1 - L.J. Smith
Night World No. 2 - L.J. Smith
Northern Light, A - Jennifer Donnelly
Nothing Like You - Lauren Strasnick


Perfect - Sara Shepard
Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles
Possessions - Nancy Holder
Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard
Project 17 - Laurie Faria Stolarz
Prophecy of the Sisters - Michelle Zink


Rebel Angels - Libba Bray
Reckoning, The - Kelley Armstrong
Return to Paradise - Simone Elkeles
Running with Scissors - Augusten Borroughs 
Rules of Attraction - Simone Elkeles

Season, The - Sarah Maclean
Send Me Down a Miracle - Han Nolan
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb 
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
Shock Point - April Henry
Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, The - Stephenie Meyer
Silver Phoenix - Cindy Pon
Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
Sky Always Hears Me: And the Hills Don't Mind, The - Kristin Cronn-Mills
Sky is Everywhere, The - Jandy Nelson
Slice of Cherry - Dia Reeves
Some Girls Are - Courtney Summers
Soulstice, The - Simon Holt
Stargazer - Claudia Gray
Summer I Turned Pretty, The - Jenny Han
Summoning, The - Kelley Armstrong
Sundays at Tiffany's - James Patterson
Sweet Far Thing, The - Libba Bray
Swoon - Nina Malkin

Tantalize - Cynthia Leitich Smith
Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
Three Little Words - Ashley Rhodes Courtier
Torn to Pieces - Margot McDonnell
Twenty Boy Summer - Sarah Ockler
Two Way Street - Lauren Barnholt

Untamed - P.C. & Kristin Cast
Unbelievable - Sara Shepard
Unwind - Neil Shusterman

View from the Top, The - Hillary Frank
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

Wake - Lisa McMann
Where the Truth Lies - Jessica Warman
Wicked - Sara Shephard 
Willow - Julia Hoban


Year I Turned Sixteen, The - Diane Schwemm


Just Listen - Sarah Dessen

Sunday, April 13, 2008
Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"—at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf's Department Store. This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen's help,maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

I really enjoyed this novel, Sarah Dessen is such a good role-model for teens and tweens. Most of her books are about acceptance and loving what's real, which is exactly what this book is about.

I fell in love with Owen, he was such a sweetheart and I loved that he wasn't the perfect guy, but the perfect one for her. The way he talked her her and healed her heart was just adorable and when she's finally learning the lesson she was supposed to, you just want to jump for joy and be a part in the party.