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 from my TBR in a blog post just a couple of […]

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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 of dreaming the world, just like she’s always planned. The only […]

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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 year of high school in Atlanta, with her best friend and […]

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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 so much that she wanted me to read it too, and […]

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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. Lily was only twelve when he left. But now, at fourteen, […]

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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 thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest […]

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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 to escape to college, too. What she doesn’t count on is […]

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