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Featured Review: Forward Into Darkness (Marlene Perez)

Featured Review: Forward Into Darkness (Marlene Perez)
About This Book:   For Valencia Paine, the world is as small as her family’s estate. Confined to the grounds because of unrest from the human-animal hybrids whose labor runs the city, Valencia observes life in Sombria from the other side of a wrought-iron fence. Her father, a powerful scientist in S......
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Featured Review: North Of Happy (Adi Alsaid)

Featured Review: North Of Happy (Adi Alsaid)
About This Book: His whole life has been mapped out for him… Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family, where he attends an elite international school. Always a rule follower a......
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Featured Review: The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring

Featured Review: The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring
About This Book: For every athlete or sports fanatic who knows she's just as good as the guys. This is for fans of The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, Grace, Gold, and Glory by Gabrielle Douglass and Breakaway: Beyond the Goal by Alex Morgan. The summer before Caleb and ......
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Featured Review: Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis

Featured Review: Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis
About This Book: Sixteen-year-old Delaney Delgado knows miracles aren’t real—if they were, her kid sister wouldn’t be dead. So when the image of baby Jesus appears on a Babybel cheese wheel, she’s not buying the idea that God’s got a dairy obsession. Soon, religious signs begin turning up all over Del’s home......
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Featured Review: The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn

Featured Review: The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn
About This Book: What if you could go back in time to save the person you love the most? The rules are simple. If you want to travel back in time, you need to be at least eighteen years old. You can only travel within your own lifespan for a maximum......
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Featured Review: The Upside Of Unrequited (Becky Albertalli)

Featured Review: The Upside Of Unrequited (Becky Albertalli)
About This Book: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for t......
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Featured Review: Outward Blonde (Trish Cook)

Featured Review: Outward Blonde (Trish Cook)
About This Book: Sixteen-year-old Lizzie Finkelstein is a hard-partying socialite who lives a charmed life with her mother in Manhattan. After a public drunken sexual escapade results in both an arrest and an embarrassing viral video online, Lizzie’s parents stage a late night intervention. Lizzie finds herself whisked away to Utah t......
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Featured Review: Wild Lily (K.M. Peyton)

Featured Review: Wild Lily (K.M. Peyton)
About This Book: It's the 1920s - cars and aeroplanes are new. Lily Gabriel is 13 years old - she's scruffy and confident and takes no nonsense from anyone. Antony is 17 - he's rich, spoiled and arrogant and Lily is completely and utterly - no nonsense! - in love with......
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Featured Review: Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg

Featured Review: Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg
About This Book: The companion to the award-winning Openly Straight and earner of three starred reviews, called "remarkable...deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist" (Booklist). Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green. Ben Carver is back to normal. He's working steadily in his classes at......
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Featured Review: Just a Girl by Carrie Mesrobian

Featured Review: Just a Girl by Carrie Mesrobian
About This Book: Taking a hard look at the societal conventions that constrain teenage girls, William C. Morris Award finalist Carrie Mesrobian tells one girl’s story with bracing honesty and refreshing authenticity. By her senior year of high school, Rianne has exhausted all the fun there is to have in small t......
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