Reviews written by Michelle Lynn, Assistant Indie Manager

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March 24, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Adorable

An adorable story about an upbeat superhero girl. Mia is a superhero, a fact only her best friend is aware of. When the school announces their new play is about superheroes, Mia knows she has to try out. Only, things don't go exactly as planned. She's...

March 05, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A super cute hockey story.

The Story: Willow is a figure skater who has been sidelined from her team by an injury. Now back home where she can't just skate all day, she has to contend with living with her parents and a town she no longer knows anymore. When...

February 25, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Cute and Sweet

Reviewed for YA Books Central A super cute and sweet story. The story: A year ago, a car accident stole 11 weeks of Ella's memories as if they didn't happen at all. She's not sure she'll ever get them back until paper...

February 23, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Wonderful Book

A wonderful book about an amazing woman. The Story: Kamala Harris has lived quite the life. Raised as the daughter of immigrants, she has made history at every step of her life in multiple ways. She never stopped fighting for justice no matter where she...

February 17, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Fantastic Premise

Unlike anything I've read before. The Story: Alora is of two worlds. During her waking hours, she's a human girl with no family except her brother and barely enough to get by ever since she ran from social services. ...

February 13, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Unique and Fun

Wow, this book didn’t turn out to be anything like I expected. The story: Tamara is a young overachiever who struggles to go with the flow or focus on anything beyond her Yale aspirations and her photography. A bike accidents sends her back in time...

February 02, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
An important book.

A wonderful story to teach kids a powerful lesson. They can make a difference. Their voice matters. "Speak Up" takes the young reader through many scenarios in a lyrical way, telling them when it is the right time to say something, to talk to an adult...

February 02, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Gorgeous Book

What a fascinating book. Life in a Frozen World delves into the world of Antartica where animals struggle against the affects of the changing climate. It's a part of the world we don't think about often, but this book makes the point that we need to, because what...

February 02, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
An amazing story

We all know some of the bigger names of the Underground Railroad but there are so many amazing stories of people doing what they can to help freed slaves. One of these is William Still. The child of escaped slaves, he knew he had to do something. He got connected...

February 02, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A New Favorite

What a wonderful and fun book. The Monster In My Basement is about a young boy who finds a monster and is convinced the monster wants to eat him for dinner. Yet, he befriends him anyway and is constantly wondering if he made a big mistake. As the...

January 31, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
So Sweet

A sweet and perfect novella to go with this series. The Story: Four best friends have been separated at their various colleges for months, only occasionally seeing each other. It had been a rough time for all of them with one...

December 13, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
3.0
Young Adult Indie
Cute Story

A cute story. The story: My High School Rebel Boyfriend stars a high school senior, Harper, who is struggling living with type one diabetes. She’s had to give up so much in her life and now just wants a chance at a volleyball...

December 10, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Worth a Read

Definitely a book that's worth a read. The Story: Kenna wants to be able to live her life but she's on the run from a group of demons and the one who controls them. This brings her to a small town...

October 06, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
So good!

The Story: Michael is running from the mistakes of his past, both his mistakes and the mistakes of others. Annie is living in a nightmare. When Michael shows up at her diner, shot and trying to hide it,...

October 06, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
And adorable own voices story.

The story: Just like her sisters before her, Winnie isn’t allowed to date in high school. With strict Thai parents, she’s always been a rule follower. Then her mom changes her mind, deciding Winnie needs practice with boys before going out into the real world....

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