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young adult contemporary

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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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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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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
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What if it's Us — Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

TITLE: What if it’s Us AUTHOR: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera RELEASES: October 9th, 2018; HarperTeen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you…

October 4, 2018
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Bad Romance — Heather Demetrios

  TITLE: Bad Romance AUTHOR: Heather Demetrios RELEASED: June 13th, 2017; Henry Holt and Company GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out…

May 16, 2018
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Nice Try, Jane Sinner – Lianne Oelke (ARC Review)

  TITLE: Nice Try, Jane Sinner AUTHOR: Lianne Oelke RELEASED: January 9th, 2018; Clarion Books/HMH Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push…

January 26, 2018
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Three Sides of a Heart (Anthology/ARC Review)

Three Sides of a Heart is a collection of sixteen short stories about love triangles, of varying natures and sexualities. I honestly wouldn’t have picked this anthology up if it wasn’t for buddy reading it with Melanie , because I’m not typically a big fan of the…

December 14, 2017
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Rockstar Book Tours: SUBLIME KARMA Spotlight + GIVEAWAY!

About the book: Title: SUBLIME KARMA Author: Peyton Garver Pub. Date: May 28, 2017 Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing Pages: 302 Formats: Paperback eBook Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD, Goodreads When Brie’s stepfather moves the family for what he calls a new beginning, it’s not the new beginning the beautiful, yet guarded, senior would have…

October 9, 2017
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Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu (ARC Review)

“This is what it means to be a feminist. Not a humanist or an equalist or whatever. But a feminist. It’s not a bad word. After today it might be my favorite word. Because really all it is is girls supporting each other and…

August 21, 2017