The Unlikelies Review

Title: The Unlikelies Author: Carrie Firestone Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis:  One good deed will change everything. Sadie is not excited for the summer before her senior year. It will be her first without her college-bound best friend and (now ex-)boyfriend by her side, so Sadie braces herself for a long, … Continue reading The Unlikelies Review

The Hate U Give Review

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood … Continue reading The Hate U Give 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

ARC Review: Mean Girls

Title: Mean Girls Author: Micol Ostow Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, retelling, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: You know the story--or do you? Cady Heron grew up homeschooled in Africa with scientist parents as her teachers, monkeys as her classmates and the African plains as her playground. But when her family moves to the suburbs of … Continue reading ARC Review: Mean Girls

Emmy & Oliver Review

Title: Emmy & Oliver Author: Robin Benway Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them … Continue reading Emmy & Oliver Review

Windfall Review

Title: Windfall Author: Jennifer E. Smith Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Let luck find you. Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it … Continue reading Windfall Review

This Song Will Save Your Life Review

Title: This Song Will Save Your Life Author: Leila Sales Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly … Continue reading This Song Will Save Your Life Review

ARC Review: Protected

Title: Protected Author: Claire Zorn Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and twenty-one days old. Hannah's world is in … Continue reading ARC Review: Protected

Dreamland Review

Title: Dreamland Author: Sarah Dessen Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Wake up, Caitlin Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He's magnetic. He's compelling. He's … Continue reading Dreamland Review

Some Girls Are Review

Title:  Some Girls Are Author: Courtney Summers Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard—falling from it is even harder.  Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... … Continue reading Some Girls Are Review