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Featured Review: Truly Madly Royally (Debbie Rigaud)

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About This Book: Fiercely independent and smart, Zora Emerson wants to change the world. She's excited to be attending a prestigious summer program, even if she feels out of place among her privileged, mostly white classmates. So she's definitely not expecting to feel a connection to Owen, who's an actual prince...
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Featured Review: Pride (Ibi Zoboi)

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About This Book: Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might...
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Featured Review: The Color Of Lies (C.J. Lyons)

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About This Book: From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons comes The Color of Lies, a world drenched in color and mystery. High school senior Ella Cleary has always been good at reading people. Her family has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses—her...
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Featured Review: Riding Chance (Christine Kendall)

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About This Book: Troy is a kid with a passion. And dreams. And a desire to do the right thing. But after taking a wrong turn, he's forced to endure something that's worse than any juvenile detention he can imagine -- he's been "sentenced" to the local city stables where he's...
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Featured Review: The Final Six (Alexandra Monir)

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About This Book: When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population...
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Featured Review: This Tiny Perfect World (Lauren Gibaldi)

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About This Book:  The big-hearted story of a small-town girl who discovers how wide the world really is during one transformative summer. Perfect for fans of Susane Colasanti and Sarah Dessen. Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out. She’s going to community college after graduation...
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Featured Review: The Sidekicks (Will Kostakis)

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About This Book:  Ryan, Harley and Miles are very different people—the swimmer, the rebel and the nerd. All they've ever had in common is Isaac, their shared best friend. When Isaac dies unexpectedly, the three boys must come to terms with their grief and the impact Isaac had on each of...
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Featured Review: Missing (Kelley Armstrong)

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About This Book: The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off...
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Featured Review: Remember Me Forever (Sara Wolf)

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About This Book:   Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks. The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole. Determined to be...
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Featured Review: The Replacement Crush (Lisa Brown Roberts)

Featured Review: The Replacement Crush (Lisa Brown Roberts)
About This Book:    True love can’t be strategized. After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.  But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing...
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