The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton || Book Review

“Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.” Synopsis: The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people […]

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A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro || Book Review

“I love you. I’ve never in my life loved anything more.” Synopsis: Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson think they’re finally in the clear. They’ve left Sherringford School—and the Moriartys—behind for a pre-college summer program at Oxford University. A chance to start from scratch and explore dating for the first time, while exploring a new city […]

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The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro || Book Review

“Reading took me away from myself, so I tried to be reading all the time.” Synopsis: It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken. Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t […]

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The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro || Book Review

“It’s strange to grieve for your former self, and still I think it’s something that any girl understands. I’ve shed so many skins, I hardly know what I am now—muscle, maybe, or just memory. Perhaps just the will to keep going.” Synopsis: Watson and Holmes: A match made in disaster. Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes […]

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A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro || Book Review

“Truth be told, I liked that blurriness. That line where reality and fiction jutted up against each other.” Synopsis: The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte […]

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas || Book Review

“All these folks I’ve never met became gods over my life. Now I gotta take the power back.” Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he […]

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