100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons || Book Review

“There’s nothing you can’t do.” Synopsis: When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down.

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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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If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka || Book Review

“I know the truth can hurt, even when you need to hear it.” Synopsis: High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her […]

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Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills || Book Review

“When I was little, I thought that once fireworks went off, all those shiny bits would rain back down to earth like brightly colored coins [ … ] I didn’t understand that they weren’t something you could grasp once they’d been spent. Their existence was temporary — you had to lose them in order to […]

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott || Book Review

“I’m tired of living without really living.” Synopsis: Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself […]

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From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon || Book Review

“When I’m with you, I feel I can breathe.” Synopsis: Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all […]

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas || Book Review

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” Following the powerful and important #blacklivematter movement, Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give is an inspirational story about fighting oppression and seeking equality for all. When Starr Carter witnesses a police officer commit a horrific act upon her […]

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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren || Book Review

“But this is your life, and it will stretch out before you, and you are the only person who can make it whatever you want it to be.” An extraordinary and utterly emotionally novel, Christina Lauren’s Autoboyography is a completely new reading experience in the realm of LGBTQ+ young adult literature. A coming of age self discovery story, […]

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Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell || Book Review

“The whole world is dancing with you.” A lighthearted young adult short story collection, Rainbow Rowell’s Almost Midnight is guaranteed to bring a smile on readers’ faces. Midnights follows the every growing connection between two teens through their multiple New Year celebration experiences, while Kindred Spirits explores the variety of those in the “nerd” Star Wars Fans community by diving […]

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Cocktails with a Dead Man by Joe Albanese || Book Review

“For simply being, the world should thank you.” Joe Albanese’s collection of poetry in Cocktails with a Deadman beautifully captures the rawness and realness of the multiple moments most of us experience in our lives. From the inability to find work in our high unemployment rate to the desire for something more in life, Albanese […]

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