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Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Some parts dragged but the ending made it all worth it! I was disappointed that Tris and Tobias take turns narrating. I had gotten attached to Tris's ...more
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
Glory and her best friend (because she lives close) find a dead bat and mix its decomposed ashy remains with a beer, drink up, and begin seeing vision ...more
Feb 23, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
Thirteen Reasons Why
Hannah identifies thirteen people who factored into her decision to commit suicide, and then sends the 13 people a package of audiotapes explaining th ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
This is the story of Blue, a girl with supernatural gifts, and the Raven boys, slick prep school teens who are looking for a long-dead Welsh king. The ...more
Mar 04, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
The Wicked and the Just
Set in Wales in the Middle Ages, this is the story of Cecily, a teen who has lost her position due to English laws governing inheritance. She and her ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
A fantasy that kept me spellbound - amazing! Katsa has the "Grace" or special talent of killing. The king of her land uses her to do his dirty work an ...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
This is a light read, so light that it's tempting to put it down a star because it feels like the teen girl is too normal, so lacking is she in her de ...more
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
A story about a nihilist high school boy forced to rekindle a friendship with a girl with leukemia: it can't be sappy and it won't be sweet. Rather, i ...more
Oct 13, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
Sal's story of life as a slave during the period of fighting between the Colonists and the British in New York grips the reader. The attention to hist ...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
The Rules for Disappearing (The Rules for Disappearing, #1)
I really enjoyed this page-turner about a girl in high school whose family is in a Witness Protection Program. She keeps having to move, change her na ...more
Sep 05, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
Eleanor & Park
Recommend this to fans of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. It's another teen romance that feels so real - but instead of cancer we have an abusive step-father. ...more
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Melinda begins ninth grade in a state of shock. An event from the early summer has left her barely able to speak. Her friends have turned their backs ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Dying to Know You
Read it in one sitting. I was totally gripped by the friendship that develops between the narrator and a teenage boy who seeks his help.

The boy conta
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
It's not often I find myself reading just to enjoy the pace and language of a story as it unfolds - not to find out what will happen, but just to be w ...more
Feb 23, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
If You Find Me
Page-turner about sisters who have been living in the woods in a camper for several years. Mother has abandoned them, and they are found by a social w ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Tiger Lily
The backstory of Tiger Lily from the classic Peter Pan story. Who was she? Where did she live? What were her challenges?

Here, she is fully realized a
Apr 24, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
The Book Thief
Four stars instead of five only because it took me longer than usual to get into the story. The language has a stilted formal feeling, probably becaus ...more
Aug 27, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1)
Amy and her sister are charged with house-sitting at their aunt's herb farm one summer. Adjacent to the farm is a huge ranch, a ranch that would like ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
The Difference Between You and Me
Girl meets girl, but Jesse is "out" and her crush, Emily, requires they only meet secretly. Between that, Emily's boyfriend, and Emily's politics it s ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Crash (Visions, #1)
This didn't hold me all the way through. The girl has a vision of an accident that will kill nine people - including the boy she likes. The hand-wring ...more
Aug 08, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
Althea & Oliver
This was not for me. I'm ok with reading about teens making stupid choices but this girl is just off the chart self-centered, clueless, and impulsive. ...more
Mar 2015
Mar 01, 2015
Every Day (Every Day, #1)
Every day a boy (or girl?) wakes up in a different person's body. There's an element of surprise in this way of life that has been kept things interes ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
Ask the Passengers
Teen girl discovers she's in love with another girl. Managing the fallout at home and at school takes over for a while. Best part of her narrative: he ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout
Gorgeous graphic / picture book explains the scientific and personal journeys of Marie Curie and her husband. Wiry line-drawn portraits, washes of col ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2013
The Tale of One Bad Rat
Teen girl in England is a runaway from her abusive home. We learn of her background through flashbacks. Vivid color illustrations and well-placed fram ...more
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 10, 2013
Black and white graphic follows "Skim", a high school girl, as she sorts out her sexuality, friendships (the constant shift thereof), and depression. ...more
not set
Jul 24, 2013
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)
This is the first set of comics in the extensive "Sandman" series. The first several chapters were disjointed for me as I got used to the (bizarre) ch ...more
Nov 03, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
We Were Liars
Starts off like a preppy summer romance/family drama. By the end, both the reader and the narrator are emotionally wrecked. Highly original and absorb ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
Like most fantasy, this took me a couple of chapters to get into, but once I was "in" I was WAY in. The world created here is like a medieval kingdom ...more
Mar 27, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Legend (Legend, #1)
Dystopian US setting told by alternating main characters: Day, a boy rebelling against the government; and June, a girl the government is depending on ...more
Sep 13, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
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