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Find your next great read!

Browse young adult books that have been recommended by the Young Adult Library Services Association and TIME Magazine. Also check out: book reviews from LitPick, Booklist, and Reading Rants; book lists from the American Library Association and Book Spot; book blogs from Epic Reads and Girl+Book; and YA book trailers from Epic Reads

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We are constantly updating the titles in our collection, taking into account recommendations from FHS staff and our community of readers. Explore and discover your next great read.

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Meetings are every other Friday at lunch in the library.

Contact Mrs. McNeil or club officers (foothillhighbookclub@gmail.com) for more information.

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The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

“Welcome to the family,” Nina Winchester says as I shake her elegant, manicured hand. I smile politely, gazing around the marble hallway. Working here is my last chance to start fresh. I can pretend to be whoever I like. But I’ll soon learn that the Winchesters’ secrets are far more dangerous than my own…

Every day I clean the Winchesters’ beautiful house top to bottom. I collect their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor.

I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess just to watch me clean it up. How she tells strange lies about her own daughter. And how her husband Andrew seems more broken every day. But as I look into Andrew’s handsome brown eyes, so full of pain, it’s hard not to imagine what it would be like to live Nina’s life. The walk-in closet, the fancy car, the perfect husband.

I only try on one of Nina’s pristine white dresses once. Just to see what it’s like. But she soon finds out… and by the time I realize my attic bedroom door only locks from the outside, it’s far too late.

But I reassure myself: the Winchesters don’t know who I really am.

They don’t know what I’m capable of…

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller and winner of a 2023 ITW Thriller Award. This unbelievably twisty read will have you glued to the pages late into the night. Anyone who loves The Woman in the Window, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train won’t be able to put down The Housemaid!

 

Author Interviews & Book Trailers

Author Interviews & Book Trailers

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Meet the Author: Freida McFadden

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Douglas Adams reads from Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy for Richard Dawkins

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Julie Berry interview/panel on writing Lovely War and young adult novels - 10.12.19

Julie Berry interview/panel on writing Lovely War and young adult novels - 10.12.19

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Pleasanton Library

The "Student One Card" program allows all PUSD high school students to use their student ID number as their Pleasanton Public Library account. Log in with your student ID number as the username; returning students' keep their existing PIN (the preset PIN was previously 2020, but you are encouraged to reset your PIN).

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CA State Library's TeachingBooks

The CA State Library offers TeachingBooks, an online book database through which students can find books they'll like, build their own reading lists, get homework help, etc.

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What Should I Read Next

Enter a book you like, and this site will analyze the database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.

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Kent District Library's What Next in the Series