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You're Welcome, Universe — Whitney Gardner

TITLE: You’re Welcome, Universe AUTHOR: Whitney Gardner RELEASED: March 7th, 2017; Knopf GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA Assigned reading for MLIS 7421: Multicultural Youth Literature. (Yeah, the class I took almost a year ago. That’s how overdue this review is…) Ironically enough, I had removed this book…

February 22, 2019
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Truth or Beard — Penny Reid

TITLE: Truth or Beard AUTHOR: Penny Reid SERIES: Winston Brothers, #1 RELEASED: July 21st, 2015 GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: New Adult When Jessica James returns home to Tennessee, it’s only for a year or two—just long enough to pay off her student loans and start her big adventure…

November 19, 2018
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Anna and the French Kiss — Stephanie Perkins

TITLE: Anna and the French Kiss AUTHOR: Stephanie Perkins RELEASED: December 2nd, 2010; Speak GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA Anna never wanted to spend her senior year in Paris. Maybe it would’ve been a dream for most American girls, but for Anna, she wanted to spend her last…

November 14, 2018
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A Quiet Kind of Thunder — Sara Barnard

TITLE: A Quiet Kind of Thunder AUTHOR: Sara Barnard RELEASED: January 9th, 2018; Simon Pulse GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA ACQUIRED: gift from Kathy Huge thank you to my sweet friend Kathy for sending me a surprise gift copy of this book! She read it and loved it…

November 10, 2018
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The Opposite of Innocent — Sonya Sones

TITLE: The Opposite of Innocent AUTHOR: Sonya Sones RELEASES: September 4th, 2018; HarperTeen GENRE: Contemporary/Poetry AGE RANGE: YA ACQUIRED: ARC SYNOPSIS: Lily has been crushing on Luke, a friend of her parents’, ever since she can remember. He’s been away for two endless years, but he’s finally returning today.…

August 26, 2018
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Summer Bird Blue — Akemi Dawn Bowman

TITLE: Summer Bird Blue AUTHOR: Akemi Dawn Bowman RELEASES: September 11th, 2018; Simon Pulse GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one…

August 20, 2018
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To Be Honest — Maggie Ann Martin

TITLE: To Be Honest AUTHOR: Maggie Ann Martin RELEASES: August 21st, 2018; Swoon Reads GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she’ll be able…

August 18, 2018
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Heretics Anonymous — Katie Henry

TITLE: Heretics Anonymous AUTHOR: Katie Henry RELEASES: August 7th, 2018; Katherine Tegen Books GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Michael is an atheist. So as he walks through the doors at St. Clare’s—a strict Catholic school—sporting a plaid tie, things can’t get much worse. His dad has just made…

August 6, 2018
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The Astonishing Color of After — Emily X. R. Pan

TITLE: The Astonishing Color of After AUTHOR: Emily X. R. Pan RELEASED: March 20th, 2018; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers GENRE: Fantasy/Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who…

July 21, 2018
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Over and Over Again — Cole McCade (ARC Review)

TITLE: Over and Over Again AUTHOR: Cole McCade RELEASES: July 23rd, 2018 GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: A ring of braided grass. A promise. Ten years of separation. And memories of an innocent love with the power to last through time. When Luca Ward was five years old,…

June 27, 2018