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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!

Who’s the Devil Here? ‘The Cresswell Plot’ by Eliza Wass

Creepy, suffocating and with an underlying longing, The Cresswell Plot is the story of a family at a crossroads – one that is guarded by a man who believes he speaks for God – a man who is their father. How do you know the difference... Read More | Share it now!

I still don’t know ~ ‘Who Is Mackie Spence?’ by Lin Kaymer #Review #COYER

Jeremy Tarleton has developed feelings for one of his oldest friends.  But how can he tell her? Mackie has been different this fall, ever since she nearly drowned in the summer while boating with her family. Jeremy volunteers at a wildlife shelter,... Read More | Share it now!

Review + GIVEAWAY: ‘All The Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven

Want to win a free copy? Enter at the bottom of the post! Is it true? Are more flowers sent, more mourners present and more speeches given for those kids who die in an accident or of an illness? Death, especially of a young person, is horrible, and... Read More | Share it now!

Droll and Intense: ‘Anatomy of a Misfit’ by Andrea Portes

Briefly: Anika is the third most popular girl at school. In order to keep her position, she has to put up with the whims and barbs and outright ugliness of the most popular girl, Becky Vilhauer. Because if she didn’t, she’d have no one.... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK Review: ‘Where the Stars Still Shine’ by Trish Doller

Briefly: Callie moves around a lot. Her mom gets the itch to move, and they go. No matter what time. no matter what the day. Her mom’s extra careful, too, because they don’t want anyone to find them. Then one day Callie’s world comes crashing... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK Review: ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell

Briefly: She’s just standing there on the bus, this big red-haired girl in the weird clothes, waiting for someone to let her sit. Hoping against hope that she doesn’t sit next to him, Park refuses to look at her. Next thing he knows, she has to... Read More | Share it now!

Release Day Book Review: ‘Dare You To’ by Katie McGarry

The Low Down: It all starts with a stupid bet. Ryan and his best friend, Chris, are trying to see how many phone numbers they can get from the girls they encounter one evening. And Ryan doesn’t like to lose. But, unfortunately for Ryan, Chris chooses... Read More | Share it now!

Whut I Red on My Sumer Vacashun: The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis

 I have no idea where I read about this book, but, most likely, it was on Goodreads. This story, originally written in German, is a compelling, heart-wrenching read. The tale concerns Anna, a high schooler who is about to graduate. She is an only... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Wraith’ by Angel Lawson

Choice #1: Messy dark hair. Piercing blue eyes. Broad shoulders. Recovering delinquent. Choice #2: Curly blond hair. Dimpled chin. Boyish grin. Dead. Jane Watts’ parents have given it all up – the suburbs, working as lawyers. They don’t even... Read More | Share it now!