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Review: ‘Peas and Carrots’ by Tanita S. Davis #COYER #SRC

Told from alternating points of view, Peas and Carrots is the story of two teen girls, different in just about every way, who have to learn how to get along while in a foster care situation. Odessa “Dess” Matthews has had it rough. Living... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Don’t Even Think About It’ by Sarah Mlynowski #COYER #2016HW

One homeroom at a New York City public high school is given a contaminated batch of a flu vaccine which allows them to hear everyone’s thoughts. Imagine knowing what everyone thinks of you. While there are definitely some perks (you know if that... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Returned’ by Jason Mott #COYER

Imagine the shock of finding a government man on your front porch one evening with your eight-year-old son son in tow. The same son that you buried fifty years prior after his accidental death when he drowned in a nearby river on his birthday.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Time After Time’ by Tamara Ireland Stone #COYER

***IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES, THERE MAY BE SPOILERS*** It’s been a few years since I read Time Between Us, the first in this series. I remembered the gist of the original, and was curious to see how this follow up would... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories’ ed. by Stephanie Perkins #COYER #SRC

Twelve stories about summer told in twelve different styles by twelve of the most wonderful Young Adult authors. I was really excited to see this compilation when I was looking for books to read for my Summer Reading Challenge. And while it is a good... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The First Time She Drowned’ by Kerry Kletter #COYER #SRC

Is it possible to think that a book is both extraordinarily profound and trite? Told in alternating chapters of present day and the past, you slowly learn why Cassie was left by her parents at the mental institution and why she chooses to leave it... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Local Girl Swept Away’ by Ellen Wittlinger #BookBirthday

Lorna has always been the de facto leader of ther little group that includes her boyfriend, Finn, Jackie, and Lucas. She always added a lot of fun, recklessness and energy to their gang, and the three of them would follow her anywhere. So when Lorna... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘A Work of Art’ by Melody Maysonet #2016HW

To be honest, I grumbled to myself when I reached the third or fourth chapter of this book. As my MO is to not read the inside cover right before I am reading a book to review, I didn’t remember what it was about (not that you get a complete idea... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Way to Game the Walk of Shame’ by Jenn P. Nguyen

Super-seriously academic girl (known at school as the “Ice Queen”) wakes up to find herself in the bed of a boy known for his many sexual exploits. After suffering through everyone’s schadenfreude the following week, she decides that... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Perdita’ by Faith Gardner #2016HW

This mystery is off to a promising start. Part ghost story, it tells of the drowning of one of Arielle’s sister’s best friends. Arielle had just seen Perdita the day before at their house, talking to her sister and her sister’s newer... Read More | Share it now!