ARC Review: Tyler Johnson Was Here

Title: Tyler Johnson Was Here Author: Jay Coles Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next … Continue reading ARC Review: Tyler Johnson Was Here

The Lines We Cross Review

Title: The Lines We Cross Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A boy. A girl. Two families. One great divide. Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails … Continue reading The Lines We Cross 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

The Bone Sparrow Review

Title: The Bone Sparrow Author: Zana Fraillon Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than … Continue reading The Bone Sparrow 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

Two Boys Kissing Review

About the book: Title: Two Boys Kissing Author: David Levithan Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, LGBTQ+, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: New York Times  bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness … Continue reading Two Boys Kissing Review