Category: Book Review

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 / 0 Comments
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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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Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf

Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf

“If only I hadn’t …” “If we had just …” “If I had only …” These are the “what ifs” that plague us in the aftermath of a tragedy; when you think of all the little things you and others could have done differently to prevent something, if only you had known. This is the […]

Posted March 13, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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Pyromantic by Lish McBride

Pyromantic by Lish McBride

A book that feels almost as if it were written just for me, Pyromantic by Lish McBride is the perfectly satisfying sequel to Firebug, and will remind readers why they fell in love with Ava and her friends in the first place. Ava is having a rough time. Getting rid of Venus didn’t set her […]

Posted March 2, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 1 Comment
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Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

There’s nothing quite like musical theater and fighting off evil demons, as is the case in Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen, the hilarious sequel to Evil Librarian. The stage is set for a fiendishly dramatic summer at theater camp for Cynthia and her boyfriend, Ryan. With no demons at all. Right? Last […]

Posted February 13, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 1 Comment
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