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Featured Review: Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally

Featured Review: Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally
About this book: An exquisitely told, authentic YA debut about family secrets, the shadow of fame, and finding your own way. Everyone in Phoebe Ferris’s life tells a different version of the truth. Her mother, Meg, ex–rock star and professional question evader, shares only the end of the story—the post-fame calm that ......
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Featured Review: Dragonfly Nightmare by Erin Richards

Featured Review: Dragonfly Nightmare by Erin Richards
About this book: To be a normal teenage girl. To forget about the past. To fall in love for the first time. Is that too much to ask? Sixteen-year-old Allie Bailey just wants a break—a break from her overly-protected life. And Dragonfly Meadows summer camp is the answer. A summer away f......
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Featured Review: Take The Key and Lock Her Up (Ally Carter)

Featured Review: Take The Key and Lock Her Up (Ally Carter)
About This Book: The princess is dead. Long live the princess.Centuries ago, the royal family of Adria was killed…or so everyone thought.Now Grace Blakely knows the truth: There was one survivor, and that survivor’s blood runs through her veins. This simple fact could cause a revolution—which is why some people will stop ......
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Featured Review: Our Own Private Universe (Robin Talley)

Featured Review: Our Own Private Universe (Robin Talley)
About This Book:   Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it's mostly about sex. No, it isn't that kind of theory. Aki already knows she's bisexual—even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only p......
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Featured Review: The Bone Witch (Rin Chupeco)

Featured Review: The Bone Witch (Rin Chupeco)
About This Book:    A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Young Adult Book of Spring 2017! In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price... Let me be clear: I never......
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Featured Review: Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime by Allan Wolf

Featured Review: Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime by Allan Wolf
About this book: Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy’s inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it. Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he’s a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and......
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Featured Review: We Thought We Were Invincible by Michelle Lynn

Featured Review: We Thought We Were Invincible by Michelle Lynn
About this book: California “Callie” McCoy feels most alive when her feet are planted firmly on her surfboard on a big swell. And one day, she dreams of riding that wave out of her small town. Away from everyone. Her plan is simple: graduate high school. With Callie's best friend gone awa......
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Featured Review: Stranger Than Fanfiction (Chris Colfer)

Featured Review: Stranger Than Fanfiction (Chris Colfer)
About This Book: Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes......
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Featured Review: Hunted (Meagan Spooner)

Featured Review: Hunted (Meagan Spooner)
About This Book: Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. So when her ......
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Featured Review: Wayfarer (Alexandra Bracken)

Featured Review: Wayfarer (Alexandra Bracken)
About This Book:  I've been orphaned by my time. The timeline has changed. My future is gone. Etta Spencer didn't know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that was her only hope of saving her......
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