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Featured Review: The Good Citizen by Joël Henning Doty

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About This Book: A dystopian novel for today. Governcorp has taken over the United States, Broadcasters are ubiquitous and immigrants can't be trusted. Fifteen-year-old Hannah, a new citizen, and thirteen-year-old Jenny, a future safety officer, have nothing in common. But it's Jenny's job to make sure Hannah follows the Governcorp citizenship...
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Featured Review: That Night by Cecily Wolfe

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About This Book: Drug overdoses don't happen to girls with good grades and athletic prowess, with longtime friends and a devoted boyfriend. Or do they? When high school seniors Cassidy and Sarah, along with Kayla's boyfriend Paul, discover their best friend Kayla unconscious at a party, the idea that they have...
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Featured Review: Rebel with a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring

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About This Book: Jesobel Jones is bold and brash, the daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star. Jess sees no need to apologize for her rambling house, her imperfect family, her single status ... or her weight. Jess is who she is. She makes her own cupcakes and...
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Featured Review: Little Forevers by Katie Kaleski

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About This Book: Phoebe likes Gage, but there's a problem—he's her brother's best friend. As the result of an extra-marital affair, Phoebe Bautista has had little contact with her dad, none with her step-mom, and her siblings have just recently learned of her of her existence. Now she goes to stay...
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Featured Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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About This Book: By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine...
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Featured Review: The Carlswick Deception by S.L. Beaumont

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About This Book: A priceless Shakespearean First Folio is stolen from an English manor house. A man is dead. Oxford student Stephanie Cooper is drawn into the dangerous criminal world of art theft when she meets attractive young detective Luke Spencer. While her rock guitarist boyfriend tours Japan with his band,...
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Featured Review: The Scent of Rain by Anne Montgomery

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About This Book: Rose Madsen dreams of becoming a science teacher and will do anything to keep from being married off to one of the men in her Fundamentalist Mormon community, including enduring her mother's brutal beatings. Adan Reyes dreams of better days with his mother when he escapes the foster...
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Featured Review: Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

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About This Book: A varsity letter jacket: it's exclusive, nearly unattainable, revered . . . and everything that's screwed up about Cutter High, as far as T. J. Jones is concerned. That's why T. J. is determined to have the Cutter All Night Mermen—the unlikeliest swim team a high school has...
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Featured Review: The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg

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About This Book: New York, 1882. A dark, forbidding city, and no place for a girl with unexplainable powers. Sixteen-year-old Avery Kohl pines for the life she had before her mother was taken. She fears the mysterious men in crow masks who locked her mother in the Tombs asylum for being...
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Featured Review: Stage Kiss by M.F. Lorson

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About This Book: Homecoming court nominee, Erin Armstrong, has it all, the best friends, the best boyfriend and lead in the school play. But when she catches her bestie and her boyfriend holding hands behind the porta potty her status as Rosemark High’s It girl takes a nosedive. Determined to win...
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