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Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

What happens when your carefully planned, senior party/last hurrah at beloved-but-now-closed small town icon goes horribly awry? You go with it. That’s the premise behind Rachel Cohn’s LOL-worthy new YA comedy, Kill All Happies. Last Call at Happies! Tonight, 8 P.M. Senior Class Only! Please with the Shhhh…. This is it. Graduation. And Vic Navarro […]

Posted April 26, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

A quirky, coming-of-age saga with heart and humor, Definitions of Indefinable Things is a story about life, love, family, and forgiveness. Reggie isn’t really a romantic: she’s been hurt by the world too often, and doesn’t let people in as a rule. Plus, when you’re dealing with “the Three Stages of Depression,” it can be pretty […]

Posted April 3, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 1 Comment
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Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

One of the most recent books to keep me up well past my bedtime, Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer is an addictive read about finding romance in the most unlikely of places. Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her […]

Posted March 27, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 2 Comments
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Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser

Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser

A cutting look at the many ways teen girls’ bodies and lives are viewed as objects, Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser is the rallying cry for young women everywhere to stand up and own their voices, their bodies, and their selves. Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program. She has to be perfect […]

Posted March 23, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 1 Comment
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Just Another Girl by Elizabeth Eulberg

Just Another Girl by Elizabeth Eulberg

In a society where women and girls are constantly pitted against each other — both in the real world and in countless forms of entertainment — Elizabeth Eulberg seeks to take down the girl fight, and remind us that “the other woman” is really Just Another Girl, her newest young adult book. And she does […]

Posted March 22, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

A luscious, seductive tale about love, treachery, and war, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor gives credence to the power of stories and the readers who love them. The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since […]

Posted March 16, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy

Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy

An exquisite coming of age story, Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy is a study in character of one teen girl in the aftermath of discovering a devastating family secret. When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a child from a brief affair, a eight-year-old boy named Thomas who lives in her own […]

Posted March 14, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 1 Comment
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