Reviews written by Georgie Bartlett, Staff Reviewer

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July 07, 2024
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Riveting Young Adult Romantic Thriller

EVERYTHING WE NEVER SAID is a twisty, dark, and compelling young adult novel that I could not put down. With complex characters and a chilling mystery, this is a book I was immediately drawn into. When Ella's best friend, Haley, is presumed dead after a...

July 07, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.5
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Learning Value
 
4.0
Young Adult Nonfiction
An Inspiring Memoir

"Gertrude changed my life in many ways, Both big and small." Lady Sunflower is a poignant memoir that I could not put down. In this touching collection of poems, stories, and songs, author Sierra Shuck-Sparer shares how her...

July 05, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
N/A
Characters
 
N/A
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Beautiful and Informative Encyclopedia

The Souls of Flowers is a book I am so glad I discovered. In this collection of 21 beautiful botanical paintings, talented artist Pavlina Kourkova shares her knowledge and love of flowers with us through her artwork. I loved that this compendium also dives into the history of flowers, detailing...

July 05, 2024
Overall rating
 
3.8
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Unique Coming-of-Age Portrait.

The Lightning Circle is a book I was drawn to for its unique concept and presentation. It is both a novel in verse and a poetry collection, presented as Nora's camp journal, and I found myself enjoying this fresh perspective in a young adult novel. ...

July 05, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Poignant Young Adult Novel

Before and After You and Me is a poignant young adult novel that follows Emma Mason as her life is split into two parts: Before, and After. When, not 24 hours after their breakup, Hunter, Emma's former boyfriend, is left paralyzed after an accident...

May 19, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Exciting YA Speculative Thriller

A Mark in the Road piqued my interest not only because of the uniqueness of the premise, but also because I was immediately curious to see how the protagonist, Mason's, story would play out. The author does a wonderful job of writing this as an intense and twisty speculative thriller,...

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