Tagged with USYA

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: Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

Review: Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

Synopsis from Goodreads Star quarterback Bobby Framingham, one of the most talented high school football players in California, knows he’s different from his teammates. They’re like brothers, but they don’t know one essential thing: Bobby is gay. Can he still be one of the guys and be honest about who he is? When he’s outed … 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: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Review: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Synopsis from Goodreads For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, … Continue reading

Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe

Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe

Synopsis from Goodreads It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t. First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable … 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