The Hate U Give Review

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood … Continue reading The Hate U Give Review


Speak Review

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is … Continue reading Speak Review

ARC Review: Mean Girls

Title: Mean Girls Author: Micol Ostow Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, retelling, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: You know the story--or do you? Cady Heron grew up homeschooled in Africa with scientist parents as her teachers, monkeys as her classmates and the African plains as her playground. But when her family moves to the suburbs of … Continue reading ARC Review: Mean Girls

Windfall Review

Title: Windfall Author: Jennifer E. Smith Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Let luck find you. Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it … Continue reading Windfall Review

Some Girls Are Review

Title:  Some Girls Are Author: Courtney Summers Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard—falling from it is even harder.  Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... … Continue reading Some Girls Are Review

Before I Fall Review

  Title: Before I Fall Author: Lauren Oliver Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall … Continue reading Before I Fall Review

This Lullaby Review

About the book: Title: This Lullaby Author: Sarah Dessen Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to … Continue reading This Lullaby Review

ARC Review: The Ugly Teapot

About the book: Title: The Ugly Teapot Author: Fred Holmes Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Hannah Bradbury loved her father so much that she worried about him constantly. After all, he was a photographer who traveled to the most dangerous places in the world. To allay her fears, each time … Continue reading ARC Review: The Ugly Teapot

Two Boys Kissing Review

About the book: Title: Two Boys Kissing Author: David Levithan Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, LGBTQ+, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: New York Times  bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness … Continue reading Two Boys Kissing Review

ARC Review: New Beginnings

About the book: Title: New Beginnings Author: Rebecca Emin Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, realistic fiction, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: Sam Hendry is not looking forward to starting at her new school. Things go from bad to worse as the day of truth arrives and all of her fears come true... and then some. When … Continue reading ARC Review: New Beginnings