Reviews written by Elisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer

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September 20, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Kind of Sort of Fine

KIND OF SORT OF FINE by Spencer Hall is a YA contemporary novel that follows two seniors in high school. Hayley is a perfectionist who cracked under the pressure of junior year, her breakdown ending up all over the internet and resulting in her being forced into an easier schedule....

September 12, 2021 (Updated: September 12, 2021)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Young Adult Nonfiction
Inspiring Young Minds to Love and Enjoy Art

WHAT ADULTS DON’T KNOW ABOUT ART is a YA non-fiction book that sets out to answer the big question: why is art important? It’s one of those questions that is rarely answered, even in prestigious literature on art. Instead, we’re meant to naturally show reverence, which can make the art...

September 11, 2021 (Updated: September 11, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Sixteen Stories. Sixteen Dreams. One Epic Night.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS is a YA anthology from sixteen different authors, edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith. Each story is woven into the fabric of the ones before and after it, and are all uniquely related to one specific night: a high school music competition in which the...

August 22, 2021 (Updated: September 11, 2021)
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
K-Pop Magic

IDOL GOSSIP by Alexandra Leigh Young is a YA contemporary novel set in Seoul, Korea, to where Alice Choy has just moved from San Francisco. At the urging of her sister Oliva, Alice attends a talent search competition there and gets selected for a spot at Top10 Entertainment’s Star Academy,...

August 06, 2021 (Updated: August 06, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Thrilling Kayak Adventure

IN THE SAME BOAT by Holly Green is a YA Coming-Of-Age story and romantic adventure in which Sadie Scoefield sets out to complete the Texas River Odyssey, the same 260-mile kayak race that her family has done successfully for the last twenty years. Last year, Sadie raced with her father...

August 05, 2021 (Updated: August 06, 2021)
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Romeo and Juliet Set in 2010

21 QUESTIONS by Alexandria Rizik is a YA coming-of-age novel about Kendra Dimes and Brock Parker, high school students who both are harboring their own secrets. Kendra moved to Laguna Beach after her older brother died of a drug overdose, but never told anyone in her new town of her...

August 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Imposters #2

SHATTER CITY by Scott Westerfeld is the second book in the IMPOSTERS series. It begins with Frey stuck inside Shreve pretending to be her sister… again. In order to save Col, she’s convinced her father they must marry to sway public opinion in her father’s favor, but Frey’s walking a...

August 02, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Imposters

IMPOSTERS by Scott Westerfeld is a YA dystopian novel, set in the future after many different and unique time periods have passed. Frey is the daughter of the first family of Shreve, a strong military town with a terrifying leader, her father. Usually this would mean she’d have quite a...

August 02, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Breeder

BREEDER by Honni van Rijswijk is a YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic novel in which natural disasters and war have killed off most of the population. The survivors went on to form the Corp, a non-government, business entity that controls society. Under the Corp, people live in different zones according to their...

August 02, 2021 (Updated: August 03, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Better Than The Movies

BETTER THAN THE MOVIES by Lynn Painter is just about the cutest YA Rom-Com to ever exist. The story follows Liz Buxbaum, who, inspired by her mom’s favorite movies, creates soundtracks for important moments and tries to manipulate her own love life to mimic the scripted ones. Liz thinks her...

August 02, 2021
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Made in Korea

MADE IN KOREA by Sarah Suk is a YA Contemporary that follows Valerie, a young entrepreneur, who’s obsessed with the success of her K-beauty business, and Wes, the new kid in town, who ends up being Valerie’s direct competition. As the two of them navigate whether the school’s big enough...

August 02, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
So Fly

Bee a Good Human: A Pollinator’s Guide to a Better Life is a compilation of artwork from Ali Beckman, or better known on Instagram as @SoFlyTaxidermy. Beckman uses dead bugs— that are either sent to her, found, or purchased— to insert into popular sayings she writes out on visual settings....

April 19, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Unchosen

UNCHOSEN by Katharyn Blair is a YA Dystopian novel set in the future after the Crimson, a virus-like curse, turns people into Vessels, zombie-like creatures. For Curseclean to survive, they must avoid eye contact with these Vessels; otherwise, their own irises will turn red and they will become cannibalistic. Aside...

March 30, 2021 (Updated: March 30, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Snow White Retelling

POISONED by Jennifer Donnelly is a YA fairytale retelling of the original Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. In it, Sophie is set to be the next Queen of the Hinterlands, until a huntsman cuts out her heart and gives it to the King of Crows. Luckily, Sophie is saved...

February 23, 2021
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
shine your icy crown

shine your icy crown by amanda lovelace is a 129-page collection of contemporary poems. It’s the second book in the you are your own fairytale series, published as a follow up to break your glass slippers. The poetry is weaved together to tell the story of a young girl struggling...

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