Even if I Fall — Abigail Johnson

TITLE: Even if I Fall AUTHOR: Abigail Johnson RELEASED: January 8th, 2019; Inkyard Press GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA The world has been a scary place for Brooke ever since her older brother—her hero—confessed to murdering his best friend a year ago. She’s tried so hard to stay under the radar and keep her family afloat, but how can she […]

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That Night — Amy Giles

TITLE: That Night AUTHOR: Amy Giles RELEASES: October 23rd, 2018; Harper Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: The year since a mass shooting shook their Queens neighborhood has played out differently for Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by that night in eerily similar and deeply personal ways. As Jess struggles to take care of her […]

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Imagine Us Happy — Jennifer Yu

TITLE: Imagine Us Happy AUTHOR: Jennifer Yu RELEASES: October 23rd, 2018; Harlequin Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Stella lives with depression, and her goals for junior year are pretty much limited to surviving her classes, staying out of her parents’ constant fights and staving off unwanted feelings enough to hang out with her friends Lin and Katie. […]

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(Don’t) Call Me Crazy — anthology edited by Kelly Jensen

TITLE: (Don’t) Call Me Crazy EDITOR: Kelly Jensen RELEASES: October 2nd, 2018; Algonquin Young Readers GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences? In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because […]

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Girl Made of Stars – Ashley Herring Blake (ARC Review)

What else is there to do? What else is there for any girl to do, when everyone but her can forget everything like a random bad dream? After breaking up with her girlfriend/best friend, Mara’s greatest comfort comes from her twin brother, Owen – until her best friend accuses him of rape, and Mara’s entire […]

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Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado

I have heard all of the stories about girls like me, and I am unafraid to make more of them. This anthology isn’t so much a collection of stories as it is a collection of experiences. Carmen Maria Machado writes beautifully; her voice is so incredibly unique, and no matter the content of the tale, she transports […]

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