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Always, Forever, Maybe by Anna Mrose Ricci

Originally published in School Library Journal, March 2018. Gr. 9 & Up: High school senior, Bee, has been living in the shadow of her best friends, popular twins Jo and Eric, counting the days until she can move away from her demanding parents. When Bee begins dating Aiden, her relationship with Jo becomes strained, which… Continue reading Always, Forever, Maybe by Anna Mrose Ricci

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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I probably wouldn't have picked up this book to read, but I was assigned to read it for a state high school book award committee on which I serve. I'm SO glad that I read it. It's an awesome book about finding yourself in spite of pressure from your family, your peers, and the closed-minded… Continue reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee

Title: Wrong in All the Right Ways Author: Tiffany Brownlee Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Henry Holt BYR/Macmillan Pub. Date: July 17, 2018 Summary/Blurb: An attraction between foster siblings sets fire to forbidden love in this contemporary reimagining of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Emma’s life has always gone according to her very careful plans.… Continue reading Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee

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Where I Live by Brenda Rufener

Originally published in School Library Journal, November 2017. Grade 9 & Up - Secretly living in Hinderwood High, teenager Linden is homeless and working two jobs to afford living essentials. After her mother was killed, she ended up in Oregon at her grandmother's nursing home, before she died too. Linden, white and homeless, and her… Continue reading Where I Live by Brenda Rufener

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah has done it again! Her newest novel, The Great Alone, which releases in February 2018, is absolutely stunning. The story begins in 1974 when Lenora Allbright (Leni) is 13 years old and once again the new kid at school, having changed schools multiple times mainly because of her father's wrath and inability to… Continue reading The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins' YA horror/thriller novel, There's Someone Inside Your House, will have adults and teens alike reeling until the very last page. Think Scream, but much more original and clever! Try to go right to sleep after finishing this book and let me know how that works out for you. It certainly didn't work for… Continue reading There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

After waiting 5 years for John Green to publish another young adult book, I can tell you with absolute certainty that the long wait was totally worth it! Turtles All the Way Down is the story of Aza Holmes, a 16 year old high school student, and her daily struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder. The author… Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Without Merit is due for publication on October 3, 2017. Merit, a 17 year old senior in high school, has quite the interesting life. Merit's family of seven is quite possibly the most oddly dysfunctional family I've ever had the pleasure of reading about in a book. Merit and her twin sister, Honor, do not… Continue reading Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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The Captain’s Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore Book Review & Giveaway

If anyone would like to escape to a quaint, picturesque coastal town in Maine for a while, then this is the book for you. Having stayed on a lobster wharf in a tiny little Maine town myself, this brought back great memories, as well as the strong yearning to visit again. There's nothing quite like… Continue reading The Captain’s Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore Book Review & Giveaway

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Starr Fall by Kim Briggs (Book Review & Giveaway)

As a thank-you to readers, author Kim Briggs, has generously donated a copy of Starr Fall to giveaway to one lucky person. To be entered in the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by Friday, March 24th, 2017. Winner will be notified by email. ***** Preparing to take an entrance test for the… Continue reading Starr Fall by Kim Briggs (Book Review & Giveaway)