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young adult fiction

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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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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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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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Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) — Cassandra Clare

TITLE: Clockwork Princess AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare SERIES: The Infernal Devices, #3 RELEASED: March 19th, 2013; Margaret Ferguson Books GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? The clock is ticking. Everyone must…

September 26, 2018
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BLOG TOUR: I Do Not Trust You — Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz

TITLE: I Do Not Trust You AUTHOR: Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz RELEASES: September 11th, 2018; Wednesday Books GENRE: Adventure/Mystery AGE RANGE: YA ACQUIRED: ARC SYNOPSIS: Memphis “M” Engle is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures, and…

September 10, 2018
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City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) — Cassandra Clare

TITLE: City of Lost Souls AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare SERIES: The Mortal Instruments, #5 RELEASED: May 8th, 2012; Margaret Ferguson Books GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with…

September 6, 2018