YA book review · Young Adult

The Voice in My Head by Dana L. Davis

Originally published in School Library Journal, May 2019. Gr. 9 & Up: Davis’s second YA novel set in Seattle, follows 18 year old black twins Indigo and Violet and their chaotic family on an unlikely road trip. While attempting suicide, Indigo hears a voice say that her terminally ill twin Violet will live if she… Continue reading The Voice in My Head by Dana L. Davis

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A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

A Simple Favor will be released on March 21, 2017. The story unfolds through the points of view of three separate unreliable narrators. One is Emily, a woman who goes missing and is presumed dead. Two is Emily's loving, devoted, and distraught husband, Sean. The third is Stephanie, Emily's best friend, and the mother to… Continue reading A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

YA book review · Young Adult

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

This is a heartbreaking, raw story of mental illness and how it can systematically unravel the bonds between a family. I wasn't sure what to expect from the story, but it was so much more than a young adult coming-of-age story. Of course, there is some young romance and dating involved, but poor Cassie was forced… Continue reading The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

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The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens

This is one of those works of fiction that sticks with the reader long after the last page. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would highly recommend it. It is at its heart a survival story, but also a story of love and selflessness. Wolf is finally telling the story of everything that happened up… Continue reading The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens

YA book review · Young Adult

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nivens

All the Bright Places is at its heart a story of an unlikely friendship and then love between a girl named Violet and a boy named Finch. However, it's not your average YA romance, and there are richly created scenes and moments. It has been compared to The Fault in Our Stars, but I found… Continue reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nivens

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I Was Here by Gayle Forman

I Was Here is a new YA book that will be published Tuesday, January 27, 2015. I enjoyed this book, much more than Forman's If I Stay and Where She Went books. The book brings a serious and often overlooked issue on the subject of suicide to light. I can't spell it out because of… Continue reading I Was Here by Gayle Forman