Reviews written by Melanie
“Impulse” by Ellen Hopkins
If you have read anything by Ellen Hopkins, you likely know to expect a novel told in verse. When I first read Crank (her debut YA novel), I found this a rather odd way to format a book, but as I read tons of YA literature, I'm seeing that...
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“My So-Called Family” by Courtney Sheinmel
I enjoyed Courtney Sheinmel's My So-Called Family quite a bit, but it wasn't exactly what I expected. The description in the front jacket reads: “Leah Hoffman-Ross just moved to New York and she wants her new friends to think she's a typical thirteen-year-old. But Leah has a secret:...
"Elixir" by Hilary Duff with Elise Allen
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I picked it up at a Borders closing sale, thinking something along the lines of “well, it’s paperback, and on sale” and (admittedly), I spent much of my tween years watching Hilary Duff movies and listening to her music...