2. Animorphs by K.A. Applegate
Five human teens (Jake, Cassie, Marco, Tobias, and Rachel) and one alien named Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill (or just Ax) can transform into any animal they can touch. It’s a pretty sweet gig, except they have to save the world against a secret alien infiltration. PS: Jake and Cassie 5ever.
4. Roswell High by Melinda Metz
Melinda Metz wrote a series about teenage aliens masquerading (and romancing!) amongst us in high school in Roswell, New Mexico. The series spawned the WB tv show Roswell, Katherine Heigl’s career, and inspired a spinoff book series. Meta.
9. The Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison
If you’ve never read along with the hilarious madcap antics of Georgia Nicholson and her friends, you should. The downside is you might start using slang no one else does and you’ll be left wishing that Georgia was your friend.
- Actor Gene Wilder, who starred in classics like "Willy Wonka" and "Blazing Saddles," has died at 83.
- California lawmakers have passed a bill that would require prison time for those convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim.
- Apple will unveil the newest iPhones on September 7. Expect a new dual-camera system and NO headphone jack 📱