Books, REVIEWS

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

"Do you ever feel so trapped you can hardly breathe?" Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into… Continue reading Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

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The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine

“Wishing was futile. Wishing was non action.” Cassidy Emmerich is determined to make this summer—the last before her boyfriend heads off to college—unforgettable. What she doesn’t count on is her boyfriend breaking up with her. Now, instead of being poolside with him, Cass is over a hundred miles away, spending the summer with her estranged… Continue reading The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“The problem with my life was that it was someone else’s idea.” Dante can swim. Ari can't. Dante is articulate and self-assured. Ari has a hard time with words and suffers from self-doubt. Dante gets lost in poetry and art. Ari gets lost in thoughts of his older brother who is in prison. Dante is… Continue reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

“All the stuff you can’t wait to get away from, until it’s not there anymore, and then you miss it like crazy.” It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is… Continue reading Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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The Implosion of Aggie Winchester by Lara Zielin

"I thought I needed to be a different person, To protect myself. And I gotta say, it worked for a while." Sixteen-year-old Aggie Winchester couldn’t care less about who’s elected prom queen-even if it’s her pregnant Goth-girl best friend, Sylvia Ness. Aggie’s got bigger things to worry about, like whether or not her ex-boyfriend wants… Continue reading The Implosion of Aggie Winchester by Lara Zielin

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

"Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you."  In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken… Continue reading If I Stay by Gayle Forman