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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
What's not to love about GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES? Not much that I can think of. This new book by Isabel Quintero is sassy, funny, heart-felt, heartbrea ...more
Aug 23, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
The Art of Secrets
I’ve never read a book quite like THE ART OF SECRETS by James Klise. Told in multiple perspectives, almost entirely in the form of discourse and conve ...more
Apr 26, 2014
Oct 07, 2013
Kiss the Morning Star
I love a good road trip book. KISS THE MORNING STAR, a debut novel from Elissa Janine Hoole is just that -- a road trip book, heavily influenced by Ja ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
Pills and Starships
I suppose we've all glimpsed a future -- either in fiction or in our imaginations -- in which the Earth is completely destroyed. That is not a new sto ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling
I've long been a fan of novels in verse, and this new verse novel by Lucy Frank comes with a twist. TWO GIRLS STARING AT THE CEILING is the story of C ...more
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
A Guide for the Practical Abductee
I'm the author, so I might be biased, but I think this book is great. :)
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Apr 27, 2014
Say What You Will
You know how every year there's that one contemporary YA that no one will shut up about and sometimes you've already read it and you're like "Hell yea ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Undiscovered Gyrl
I was sucked into this voyeuristic mess from page one. Katie Kampenfelt is seventeen, and already everthing our mothers warned us about. Her blog chro ...more
May 16, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
School Spirit (Suddenly Supernatural #1)
Seventh grade is hard enough, but when you're already struggling to find your niche in the popular crowd, it certainly doesn't ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Aug 26, 2009
There Is No Long Distance Now
I sometimes wonder if we're forgetting the art of the short story. While I love a good short story collection, I certainly don't read enough of them. ...more
Dec 23, 2011
May 10, 2011
Waiting to Forget
It's the lyrical nature of Sheila Kelly Welch's writing that kept me engaged throughout my reading of WAITING TO FORGET. I found this title hard to ca ...more
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
The Merciless
It's not every day that I pick up a book that makes me squirm. I have a pretty tough stomach for creepiness and violence and all that good stuff. I lo ...more
Aug 07, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Like No Other
Is it the worst ever if I say that LIKE NO OTHER by Una LaMarche is like no other? I loved this book in an ELEANOR AND PARK kind of way. The authentic ...more
Jul 04, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
I've never read a book like THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE. And I've read many other books by the author, Adele Griffin, who, by the way, is ama ...more
Aug 14, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
There Is No Dog
Let me start by saying that I haven’t wanted to like, marry, a book this much in years.

Seriously, THERE IS NO DOG is actually that good. You will want
Feb 27, 2012
Oct 10, 2011
I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister
Sometimes a book comes along that punches you in the gut. This is one of those books. I LOVE I HATE I MISS MY SISTER by French author Amélie Sarn has ...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
So. I recently read this incredible book called THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by Leslye Walton. It's taken me a while to figure ou ...more
Apr 06, 2014
Sep 20, 2013
Star Crossed (Thief Errant, #1)
I’m not really sure how to describe this book for you, readers. Because it’s so many things. STARCROSSED by Elizabeth C. Bunce had me completely ensco ...more
Dec 24, 2010
Oct 09, 2010
Triple Ripple: A Fabulous Fairytale
I’m hard pressed to say that a novel I’ve read is one-of-a-kind. There’s a lot of books out there, everything’s been done, and most authors are strivi ...more
Dec 21, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Katniss Everdeen has grown up in extreme poverty. District 12 is a coal-mining community in which wealth is rarely seen, and Katniss lives in an area ...more
Aug 16, 2008
Aug 26, 2009
Tin Star (Tin Star, #1)
TIN STAR is everything that YA hard sci fi has been missing. And I didn't realize it was missing until after I read this new title from Cecil Castellu ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Oct 07, 2013
No One Else Can Have You (No One Else Can Have You #1)
I often tell aspiring writers that you can't teach voice. You have it or you don't, and hopefully if you need it you'll find it. Kathleen Hale has it. ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jul 12, 2013
Sister Wife
While polygamy and religious fundamentalism are hot topics for fiction right now, Sister Wife steps outside the box to present the truly compelling st ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors
Hands down, one of my favorite "grown-up books" of the past year was THE HANDBOOK FOR LIGHTNING-STRIKE SURVIVORS by Michele-Young Stone. It's a story ...more
Dec 26, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
The Kissing Game
When I cracked open THE KISSING GAME by Aidan Chambers, it wasn’t long before I was engrossed. It’s a collection of the award-winning author’s short f ...more
May 10, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
Love That Dog
In one of his first poems, Jack writes about a blue car, upon which so much depends, in the style of William Carlos Williams. When asked for an explan ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Aug 28, 2009
Kin (The Good Neighbors, #1)
With the help of illustrator Ted Naifeh, Holly Black has built another Faerie world for us to love. The first book of the Good Neighbors, Kin, begins ...more
Jun 30, 2008
Aug 26, 2009
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
From page one, Pearson's narrative fills your head with questions that can only be answered as you turn each page, which, of course, leads you to disc ...more
Jan 2008
Aug 26, 2009
Psyche in a Dress
Psyche in a Dress is a sexy, emotionally raw novella written in verse form using classical mythology against the backdrop of hollywood. Our heroine is ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Aug 26, 2009
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
Georgia is a pretty typical English 14-year-old. She hates her nose, she loves her cat, and she really wants to learn how to snog properly. Her best f ...more
Jul 27, 2008
Aug 26, 2009
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