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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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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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Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) — Sarah J. Maas

TITLE: Tower of Dawn AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas SERIES: Throne of Glass, #6 RELEASED: September 5th, 2017; Bloomsbury GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: NA SYNOPSIS: Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of…

October 24, 2018
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea — Tahereh Mafi

TITLE: A Very Large Expanse of Sea AUTHOR: Tahereh Mafi RELEASED: October 16th, 2018; Harper Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of…

October 22, 2018
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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…

October 19, 2018
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Finding Baba Yaga — Jane Yolen

TITLE: Finding Baba Yaga AUTHOR: Jane Yolen RELEASES: October 30th, 2018; TorDotCom GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA PAGE COUNT: 144 SYNOPSIS: A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a…

October 18, 2018
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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…

October 18, 2018
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Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) — Sarah J. Maas

TITLE: Empire of Storms AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas SERIES: Throne of Glass, #5 RELEASED: September 6th, 2016; Bloomsbury GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: NA SYNOPSIS: The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and…

October 17, 2018
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Odd One Out — Nic Stone

TITLE: Odd One Out AUTHOR: Nic Stone RELEASED: October 9th, 2018; Crown Books for Young Readers GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Courtney “Coop” Cooper Dumped. Again. And normally I wouldn’t mind. But right now, my best friend and source of solace, Jupiter Sanchez, is ignoring me to…

October 13, 2018