YA book review · Young Adult

What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

Originally published in School Library Journal, December 2019. Gr 9 & Up - Mike Parker's girlfriend of 6 months goes to the principal with a secret - Mike hit her, causing California's North Bay Academy to take sides on who they believe. A junior and track star, everyone loves golden boy Mike, but the incident… Continue reading What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

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Normal People by Sally Rooney

Irish author, Sally Rooney's, latest contemporary fiction novel, Normal People, is getting much more hype recently, thank to the series of the same name premiering on Hulu. Being a strict "read the book before watching the movie" person, I had to read the book before I watch. I did watch a trailer for the Hulu… Continue reading Normal People by Sally Rooney

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The New Husband by D.J. Palmer

A year and a half after her husband Glen goes missing, Nina Garrity, makes a decision to let Simon Fitch, her loving, attentive boyfriend, move in with she and her two teenage children in a new home. Glen, an investment banker, provided for the family financially, but ever since he never returned from a routine… Continue reading The New Husband by D.J. Palmer

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A Rescued Heart by Natalie Replogle

About the Book A Rescued Heart is Book 1 in the Come to My Rescue romance series. Death comes in many forms...her death was a love squelched by rejection... Kindergarten teacher Ava Williams' life is forever changed when her groom never shows up for the wedding, leaving her heartbroken. The rejection cuts deep and she… Continue reading A Rescued Heart by Natalie Replogle

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My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd

Originally published in Library Journal, February 2018. Readers meet Venus Black, age 13, in 1980 Washington state, as she is locked up in juvenile detention after a horrific event involving her stepfather Raymond. Her father died when she was 5, and soon after Inez, her self-absorbed mother, married Ray. The only positive aspect of their… Continue reading My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd

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Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Here and Gone tells the tale of a mother's worst nightmare: someone taking her children and no one believing her. They were here with her one minute and gone the next. And now fingers of the townspeople and the law are pointing at her. She was desperate to leave her abusive husband and set out… Continue reading Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

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I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go will be published by Penguin Group on May 3, 2016. Oh my goodness - this book is a roller-coaster ride! This book has it all - part police procedural, mystery, love story, and family drama. There are two story lines, both starting out with a tragic hit & run accident, killing… Continue reading I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh