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Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Synopsis from Goodreads Tippi and Grace share everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson. Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it’s normal … Continue reading

Review: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Review: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Synopsis from Goodreads Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy’s pregnancy, Sebastian’s coming out, the cute boys, her father’s meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity. I absolutely adored this book. I knew I would because … Continue reading

Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Synopsis from Goodreads An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do … Continue reading

Review: This is Not a Love Story by Keren David

Review: This is Not a Love Story by Keren David

Synopsis from Goodreads Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that’s impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father’s unexpected death. So when her mum suggests moving to Amsterdam to try a new life, Kitty doesn’t take much persuading. Will this be her opportunity to make her life picture perfect? In … Continue reading

Review: A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell

Review: A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell

Synopsis from Goodreads Rose didn’t tell anyone about it. She wondered if it showed. She looked at herself in the mirror and turned this way and then that way. She stood as close to the mirror as she could, leaning over the bathroom basin, looking into her own eyes until they disappeared behind the fog … Continue reading

Review: Stolen – Lucy Christopher

Synopsis from Goodreads Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has … Continue reading

Review: Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith

Review: Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith

Synopsis from Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the storyof how he and his best friend, Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa. To make matters worse, Austin’s hormones are totally oblivious; they don’t … Continue reading

Review: She is Not Invisibe – Marcus Sedgwick

Review: She is Not Invisibe – Marcus Sedgwick

Synopsis from Goodreads Laureth Peak’s father is a writer. For years he’s been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he’s obsessed, Laureth thinks he’s on the verge of a breakdown.He’s supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something … Continue reading