Far from the Tree Review

Title: Far from the Tree Author: Robin Benway Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A contemporary novel about three adopted siblings who find each other at just the right moment. Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that … Continue reading Far from the Tree Review

I See London, I See France Review

Title: I See London, I See France Author: Sarah Mlynowski Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, travel, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: I see London, I see France, I see Sydney’s underpants. Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. … Continue reading I See London, I See France Review

Speak Review

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is … Continue reading Speak Review

The Book Thief Review

Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A story about, among other things: A girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. … Continue reading The Book Thief Review

As I Descended Review//A Spooky Read Just In Time For Halloween!👻

Title: As I Descended Author: Robin Talley Genre & Age Group: Paranormal, retellings, horror, LGBTQ, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: “Something wicked this way comes.” Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah … Continue reading As I Descended Review//A Spooky Read Just In Time For Halloween!👻

ARC Review: Internet Famous

Title: Internet Famous Author: Danika Stone Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: High school senior and internet sensation Madison Nakama seems to have it all: a happy family, good grades, and a massive online following for her pop-culture blog. But when her mother suddenly abandons the family, Madi finds herself struggling … Continue reading ARC Review: Internet Famous

ARC Review: Follow Me Back

Title: Follow Me Back Author: A.V. Geiger Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, mystery/thriller, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her… … Continue reading ARC Review: Follow Me Back

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Review

Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Author: Sherman Alexie Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on … Continue reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Review

The Art of Being Normal Review

Title: The Art of Being Normal Author: Lisa Williamson Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, LGBTQ+, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he's gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl. On … Continue reading The Art of Being Normal Review

ARC Review: Zenn Diagram

Title: Zenn Diagram Author: Wendy Brant Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there’s another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them — from clothes to … Continue reading ARC Review: Zenn Diagram