The Art of Losing — Lizzy Mason

TITLE: The Art of Losing AUTHOR: Lizzy Mason GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her younger sister, Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend, Mike—and she abandons them both in a rage. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey […]

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Girls on the Verge (lovable and painfully relevant) — Sharon Biggs Waller

TITLE: Girls on the Verge AUTHOR: Sharon Biggs Waller GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Camille couldn’t be having a better summer. But on the very night she learns she got into a prestigious theater program, she also finds out she’s pregnant. She definitely can’t tell her parents. And her best friend, Bea, doesn’t agree with the decision […]

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Seasonal TBR Jar — Spring Surprises!

Spring is here in just a few days (YAY! Goodbye, winter!), and that means it’s time for another seasonal TBR jar! If you didn’t see my first post in this series back in September, I’ll give a quick rundown: The seasonal TBR jar is a series idea I came up with in which, every season, I […]

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A Danger to Herself and Others — Alyssa B. Sheinmel

TITLE: A Danger to Herself and Others AUTHOR: Alyssa B. Sheinmel RELEASE DATE: February 5, 2019 GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA It was just a mistake. One big misunderstanding, that’s what landed Hannah here in the Institution, and soon enough, her best friend’s parents and the doctors and the judge will all realize it. While she’s stuck here, […]

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

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