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Review: Enchantment Lake by Margi Preus

Adolescence is the time in our lives when we search. We have to uncover who we are and who we want to be. YA literature often approaches this topic in a more symbolic than literal manner. Young characters go on physical quests ...

Review: The Fever by Megan Abbott

High school provides all the drama. Classrooms and hallways house gossip, proclamations of sex, and scandals. Secrets spill from tightly sealed lips, and loyalties break in an instant. When you think about it, isn’t a high scho...

Review: The Great Cat Nap by A.M. Bostwick

She’s beautiful. She’s charming. She’s a star. But there’s this thing: Ruby the Russian is missing. Oh, and there is something else you should know: she’s a cat. A.M. Bostwick takes the standard detective novel and creates some...

Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Don’t we all wish for second chances? The dream to correct our past mistakes haunts many of us. Bryan Lee O’Malley, the creator of the popular Scott Pilgrim comic series, doesn’t have much to correct this time out since his fir...

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Author Ransom Riggs' debut novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" rocked 63 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list for a reason, it introduces a wondrously horrific world of splendor and terror. Riggs formed ...

Review: Long Division by Kiese Laymon

Try to count the contemporary novels exploring identity. They permeate bookstores. Some accomplish the feat successfully; others don’t. One new novel that tackles (and conquers) this quintessential American literary theme is Lo...

Zack’s Choice: Review

Harry E. Gilleland, Jr., is the author of several collections of poetry and five books of prose, including A Wandering Warrior, which was released in 2013. Earlier this year, Gilleland published a new book titled Zack’s Choice....

Review: The Registry by Shannon Stoker

The Registry saved America after a series of wars and conflicts left the country shattered. Women are valued above men, with daughters being the ideal outcome of a marriage. From a young age, daughters are priced for marriage. ...
 
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Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Multi-tasking is the art of performing more than one task at a single time, but one should only consider herself a successful multi-tasker when she is able to combine activities she truly loves. For me, I feel a sense of multi-...

boxers and saints
boxers and saints
boxers and saints

Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Boxers and Saints is a pair of graphic novels revealing two different perspectives of the Chinese Boxer Rebellion. Though each is technically an independent work of fiction, they work best when read and sold together. Boxers is...

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson is set in futuristic Brazil, in the coastal city of Palmares Três. Palmares Três is a matriarchal society, ruled by a queen and governed by a body of women known as Aunties. A new king is...

Winger by Andrew Smith
Winger by Andrew Smith
Winger by Andrew Smith

Winger by Andrew Smith | Review

Winger by Andrew Smith is a sports novel…and so much more. Ryan Dean West is a student at a the fancy Pine Mountain boarding school, living in the dorm for kids who get in trouble. He seems to find himself in a lot of fig...
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Eighteen-year-old Rose Justice has been flying planes since she was twelve. Flying was her life back in Pennsylvania, though she was also a high school student, a Girl Scout, a poet, and a typical American teenager growing up d...

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park is about two high school students who are awkward, outcast, and self-conscious...but manage to find common ground in music and in each other.
the first past last angela johnson
the first past last angela johnson
the first past last angela johnson

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson | Review

“I figure if the world were really right, humans would live life backward and do the first part last. They’d be all knowing in the beginning and all innocent in the end.” The First Part Last tells the story of...