The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks

Four different narrators are recalling their memories on the day of the school bus accident which occurred in a small town of Sam Dent. Dolores Driscoll is the most experienced school bus driver in that town. She is the first narrator who gives her account of the story, beginning with…

Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult

"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." BENJAMIN FRANKLIN It Begins With...It begins with the story of Ruth's mother, who is working as a maid for a white family. Ruth's mother helps the mistress with the baby's…

Firestarter, Stephen King

"You're a firestarter, honey. Just one great big Zippo lighter." The story begins with a man and his 7-year-old daughter running from persons yet unknown. Through flashbacks, we get to know who they are running from and why the unknown persons keep chasing after them. Andy McGee recalled…

The Railway Children, E. Nesbit

Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis were just ordinary suburban children, living comfortably in a modern villa with their lovely parents. They always had everything they needed, and their parents always take care of them well. Then, one night, two men came to their house. After a heated conversation with their father…