Elisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer

you are your own fairy tale
 
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Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and bestselling author amanda lovelace presents the you are your own fairy tale series bound collection— a beautiful and empowering trilogy that proves the only thing needed for a happily ever after is yourself. this elegantly bound edition of amanda lovelace’s you are...
Your Mind Makes Thoughts Like Your Butt Makes Farts
 
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Category: Kids Nonfiction
A funny, gross book about mindfulness for kids. Sometimes we have nightmares or fears, and anxieties can sneak into our day. And when you’re a kid, you don’t understand these thoughts or what they’re trying to say. But this book will teach you how to make...
Trespassers
 
3.7
 
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Tristan and Dylan have escaped the afterlife. But fate never meant for them to live. Dylan should have been killed in a horrific train crash. Tristan should still be a Ferryman, an immortal. Now, living in bodies they have no right to inhabit, they discover they're connected by something...
Imposters
 
4.0
 
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Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadows of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists...
All The Colors of Life
 
4.3
 
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Experience the beauty, joy, and poetry of universal human experiences through this gorgeously illustrated volume from renowned artist Lisa Aisato. Enter the breathtaking world of internationally acclaimed artist Lisa Aisato with this heartwarming book featuring her most beloved illustrations. Celebrated artist Lisa Aisato distills the...
This Time It's Real
 
4.7
 
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Get ready to fall in love in this hilarious romcom about a girl who begins a fake relationship with the famous actor in her class, perfect for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han. When seventeen-year-old Eliza Lin’s essay about meeting the love of her life unexpectedly...
The Love Match
 
3.7
 
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Pride and Prejudice in this delightful and heartfelt rom-com about a Bangladeshi American teen whose meddling mother arranges a match to secure their family’s financial security—just as she’s falling in love with someone else. Zahra Khan is basically Bangladeshi...
Tossed by the Waves
 
5.0
 
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Category: Young Adult Indie
The ocean carries everything that it sees: the aftermath of a date gone haywire, an epic noodle debate, countless late-night bonfires, love at first sight. It holds memories, experiences, picturesque sunsets. For Elliana and Nell, it holds answers. Elliana is a perfectionist. She attends St....
Love From Mecca to Medina
 
3.7
 
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On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising and romantic sequel to the “bighearted, wildly charming” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author) Love from A to Z. Adam and Zayneb. Perfectly matched. Painfully apart....
Your Heart My Sky
 
3.7
 
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A story of love in a time of hunger inspired by her own family’s struggles during a dark period in Cuba’s history. The people of Cuba are living in el periodo especial en tiempos de paz—the special period in times of peace. That’s what the government insists...
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow
 
4.8 (2)
 
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Salama Kassab was a pharmacy student when the cries for freedom broke out in Syria. She still had her parents and her big brother; she still had her home. She had a normal teenager’s life. Now Salama volunteers at a hospital in Homs, helping the wounded who...
TJ Powar Has Something to Prove
 
5.0
 
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A charming rom-com about high school debater TJ Powar who—after becoming the subject of an ugly meme—makes a resolution to stop shaving, plucking, and waxing, and prove that she can be her hairy self and still be beautiful…but soon finds this may be her most difficult debate yet. Perfect...
The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
 
5.0
 
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On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her...
The Edge of Summer
 
4.3
 
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Fans of Sarah Dessen and Morgan Matson will be swept away by this big-hearted novel about one girl navigating first loss and first love during her summer on Cape Cod. Saving the whales has been Coriander Cabot and her best friend Ella’s dream since elementary school. But...
All the Right Reasons
 
3.7
 
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The Bachelor meets Gilmore Girls in this laugh-out-loud young adult romance about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son. Cara Hawn’s life fell apart after her father cheated on her mother and got remarried...
Squire
 
4.5
 
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Aiza has always dreamt of becoming a Knight. It's the highest military honor in the once-great Bayt-Sajji Empire, and as a member of the subjugated Ornu people, Knighthood is her only path to full citizenship. Ravaged by famine and mounting tensions, Bayt-Sajji finds itself on the brink of war...
The Merciless Ones
 
4.0
 
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Fans of The Gilded Ones and Children of Blood and Bone will love the second book in an epic fantasy series about a girl who is the key to saving the empire--or its greatest threat. It's been six months since Deka has freed the goddesses and discovered...
Someday We'll Find It
 
4.7
 
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Raw and unvarnished, Jennifer Wilson’s debut about one girl’s messy, unglamorous, very real summer in central Illinois is perfect for fans of Emergency Contact and Far from the Tree. “Where to?” Blake asks. “Anywhere but here,” I say. Seventeen-year-old Bliss Walker has been stuck in a home that doesn’t...
All the Best Liars
 
5.0
 
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A dark, modern psychological thriller and coming-of-age about obsession, manipulation, and the intensity of those first friendships that take hold of you and never let go Tic tac toe, three girls in a row. Nine years old and inseparable. Friends for life, or so they think . . ....
Double Negative
 
3.0
 
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Injured competitive swimmer, Reece never wanted to be Vice Prez of West Hill High. It was her brother Jamie’s idea and just something to do until she could get back into the pool. She knew that Jamie—who led off his campaign with a strip-tease “election speech”—would be...
flower crowns & fearsome things
 
3.0
 
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in her new standalone poetry collection, flower crowns & fearsome things, bestselling & award-winning poetess amanda lovelace explores the complexity of femininity through alternating wildflower & wildfire poems. within these pages, you will find that each of us has the ability to be both soft & fierce...
The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks
 
4.5 (2)
 
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Adrian Montague has a bright future. The sole heir to his father's estate, he is an up and coming political writer and engaged to an activist who challenges and inspires him. But most young Lords aren't battling the debilitating anxiety Adrian secretly lives with, or the growing fear that...
Bend in the Road
 
3.7
 
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A teen rock star returns home to Minnesota and finds himself falling for a local farm girl in this steamy YA romance Seventeen-year-old Gabe’s life is a mess. His debut album—produced by his rock star dad—made him an overnight sensation, but his second album tanked, he just...
Sway With Me
 
4.8 (2)
 
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Arsalan has learned everything he knows from Nana, his 100-year-old great-grandfather. This includes the fact that when Nana dies, Arsalan will be completely alone in the world, except for his estranged and abusive father. So he turns to Beenish, the step-daughter of a prominent matchmaker, to find him a...
June Bloomed Anyway
 
5.0 (2)
 
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Category: Kids Fiction
June is a California poppy happily living in Ms. Beansprout's garden with her poppy mother, father and brother. One day, June's father is unexpectedly replanted in the neighbor's garden and June has to learn that it is okay to cry and that feeling all of her emotions will ultimately...
Idol Gossip
 
3.3
 
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An inside look at the K-pop phenomenon, in a wry, punchy young-adult debut that probes cultural differences, sisterhood, and the minefield of fame. Every Friday after school, dressed in their new South Korean prep-school uniforms — sweater vests, knee-highs, pleated skirts, and blazers — seventeen-year old Alice Choy and...
Battle of the Bands
 
4.3
 
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Fifteen young adult authors and one real-life rock star band together for one epic—and interconnected—take on a memorable high school rite of passage. A daughter of rock ’n’ roll royalty has a secret crush. A lonely ticket taker worries about his sister. An almost-famous songwriter nurses old wounds. A...
Kind of Sort of Fine
 
4.0
 
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Senior year changes everything for two teens in this poignant, funny coming-of-age story that looks at what happens when the image everyone has of us no longer matches who we really are. Senior year of high school is full of changes. For Hayley Mills, these...
What Adults Don't Know About Art
 
5.0
 
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A fresh perspective on a guide to art for children, exploring its import and meaning through artworks from around the world. Children are often told that art matters―but the truth is that very often it’s hard to know why it really does. Museum visits can feel like...
In The Same Boat
 
4.7
 
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In the Same Boat is the hugely entertaining blend of romance and thrilling adventure that you never knew you needed. Sadie Scofield is just a few days away from the race of a lifetime. The Texas River Odyssey may be 260 miles and multiple days of arduous canoeing where...
Better Than the Movies
 
4.3 (2)
 
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Liz Buxbaum has always known that Wes Bennett was not boyfriend material. You would think that her next-door neighbor would be a prince candidate for her romantic comedy fantasies, but Wes has only proven himself to be a pain in the butt, ever since they were little. Wes was...
Shatter City
 
4.0
 
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When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi's double, and now she's taken on the role . . . without anyone else knowing. Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her. But with...
Bee a Good Human: A Pollinators' Guide to a Better Life
 
4.0
 
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Combining inspiration, humor, and entomology, Instagram artist Ali Beckman (@SoFlyTaxidermy) is the internet's go-to gal for bug-related content that makes you a happier human. Beckman's witty comics, which use actual insects in everyday situations, illustrate the importance of pollinators as well as body positivity and mental health...
Sixteen Scandals
 
3.0
 
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In this irreverent regency romp by New York Times best-selling author Sophie Jordan, newly minted sixteen-year-old Primrose Ainsworth finds herself on a wayward birthday adventure through London with a mysterious hero—perfect for fans of My Lady Jane.
Slingshot
 
4.7
 
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An exciting debut contemporary young adult novel perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Mary H. K. Choi Grace Welles had resigned herself to the particular loneliness of being fifteen and stuck at a third-tier boarding school in the swamps of Florida, when she accidentally saves the new kid...
Poisoned
 
4.3
 
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Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen's huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman pulled out his knife ....
shine your icy crown
 
3.3
 
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“Make them rue the day they underestimated you.” This is a story about not letting society dictate the limits of your potential. it’s time to take back your power & realize that you don’t need a king in order to be a queen.
Dark Stars
 
4.0
 
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Dorothy finds herself completely alone. Roman is dead. The Chronology Protection Agency wants nothing to do with her. The Black Cirkus no longer trusts her. And Ash… Ash is gone. Dorothy has seen the evidence with her own eyes—she knows that she was the one who killed Ash. But...
The Wizenard Series: Season One
 
4.0
 
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Reggie has never felt destined for greatness. He dreams about basketball brilliance all day and night, but the hard truth is that he's a benchwarmer for the West Bottom Badgers the worst team in the league. Even their mysterious new coach, Rolabi Wizenard, can't seem to help them end...
The Adventurers Guild: Night of Dangers
 
5.0
 
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After the events at Llethanyl, city of the elves, Zed is cut off from his friends--unable to warn them about a dangerous enemy on the move. And their recent heroism in defeating the evil that cast the elves from their home doesn't keep the Adventurers Guild in the Freestoners'...
Rules for Being a Girl
 
5.0
 
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It starts before you can even remember: You learn the rules for being a girl. . . . Marin has always been good at navigating these unspoken guidelines. A star student and editor of the school paper, she dreams of getting into Brown University. Marin’s future seems...
Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures
 
4.5
 
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Calling wild girls everywhere! Helen Skelton – adventurer, world-record breaker and TV presenter – brings you her inspirational guide to getting outdoors and having incredible adventures. From kayaking the length of the Amazon to cycling to the South Pole and running an ultra-marathon across the Namib desert,...
A Girl in Three Parts
 
4.0
 
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I can split myself in two . . . something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other. Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live...
when you were everything
 
4.3
 
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You can't rewrite the past, but you can always choose to start again. It’s been twenty-seven days since Cleo and Layla’s friendship imploded. Nearly a month since Cleo realized they’ll never be besties again. Now, Cleo wants to erase every memory, good or...
Bookish Boyfriends: Talk Nerdy to Me
 
3.3
 
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Eliza takes center stage in this swoon-worthy third installment of the Bookish Boyfriends series Eliza Gordon-Fergus is an expert rule-follower. She has to be; her scientist parents dictate her day-to-day decisions, and forbid her from dating. Which is why she finds Curtis Cavendish maddening. He’s never punished...
The Order of Time
 
3.0
 
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“If you’re into secret societies, time-travel, dangerous artifacts, deadly assassins, evil priests, and vengeful gods then I’ve got a story for you...” Anastasia and Edward Upton are eleven years old twins who are different in almost every way. Despite this they are inseparable and the best of...
Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life
 
5.0
 
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Part writing guide and part memoir, this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers. Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but thirty books later, she's convinced that writing...
The Jewel Thief
 
5.0
 
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A lush, slow-burn romance set in 17th century France, and centered around the broken history of the Hope Diamond-- the high-society intrigue of Richelle Mead's Glittering Court series meets the romance of Melissa de la Cruz's Alex and Eliza. In the depths of the Bastille, sixteen-year-old Juliet Pitau sits...
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
 
4.0
 
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A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse... There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for...
OtherLife
 
4.0
 
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Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One with the third book in the fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that's perfect for fans of HBO's Westworld. Simon, Kat, Busara, and Elvis are on the run with the...