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Featured Review: Between Worlds (Skip Brittenham)

Featured Review: Between Worlds (Skip Brittenham)
About this book: Immersive augmented reality brings this action-packed fantasy to life. The town of Eden Grove has a legend: In the center of a pine forest there is an aspen grove, and in the center of the aspen grove is an ancient, magnificent tree. A tree that grants wishes. Mayberry...
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Featured Review: Cinder & Ella (Kelly Oram)

Featured Review: Cinder & Ella (Kelly Oram)
About This Book: What would you do if your anonymous Internet best friend turned out to be Hollywood’s hottest celebrity? It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted...
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Featured Review: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit (Jaye Robin Brown)

Featured Review: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit (Jaye Robin Brown)
About The Author:   Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of...
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Featured Review: The Fixes (Owen Matthews)

Featured Review: The Fixes (Owen Matthews)
About This Book:  5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . Eric Connelly is crumbling under the weight of his dad’s expectations. He can’t seem to live up to the “Connelly Man” standards—but when he meets the mysterious, free-spirited Jordan Grant, his dad’s...
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Featured Review: Memory Girl (Linda Joy Singleton)

Featured Review: Memory Girl (Linda Joy Singleton)
About This Book:  In ShareHaven, death is not the end. Centuries ago the ShareHaven Scientists discovered how to harvest a person’s memories and transplant them into another body. Jennza has been raised knowing that someday she will join a Family and receive the memories of one of their beloved lost family...
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Featured Review: Top Prospect (Paul Volponi)

Featured Review: Top Prospect (Paul Volponi)
About This Book: Travis Gardner lives to play quarterback. He's a standout QB by the middle school, and he's prepared to put everything he has into the game. Then Gainesville University's head coach makes Travis a promise: Travis will have a place on the team, and a scholarship to go with...
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Featured Review: Gilt Hollow (Lorie Langdon)

Featured Review: Gilt Hollow (Lorie Langdon)
About This Book:   Willow Lamott’s best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out...
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Featured Review: Dead Girls Society (Michelle Krys)

Featured Review: Dead Girls Society (Michelle Krys)
About This Book: You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one, and come alone. If you dare. Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by...
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Featured Review: We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen

Featured Review: We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen
About this book: Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends their entire lives. Cath would help Scott with his English homework, he would make her mix tapes (it's the 80's after all), and any fight they had would be forgotten over TV and...
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Featured Review: The Baby (Lisa Drakeford)

Featured Review: The Baby (Lisa Drakeford)
About This Book: When Olivia opens the bathroom door, the last thing she expects to see is her best friend Nicola giving birth on the floor – and to say Nicola is surprised is an understatement. She’s not ready to be a mum, and she needs Olivia’s help. But Olivia has...
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