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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – Stunning Prose and A Chilling Story of Quiet Rebellion

Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction, Dystopia Pages: 416 Published: October 8, 2019 by Wednesday Books Format: eARC from Wednesday Books via Netgalley Goodreads | Twitter Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin … Continue reading The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – Stunning Prose and A Chilling Story of Quiet Rebellion

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Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Pages: 384 Published: April 30th, 2019 by Inkyard Press Format: eARC from Netgalley Goodreads | Twitter The summer after senior year is not going as eighteen-year-old Lu Charles expected: after her longtime boyfriend unexpectedly breaks up with her, Lu can’t write a single word, despite the fact that her college scholarship is tied to her columnist job at hip … Continue reading Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid

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Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 432 Published: June 5, 2018 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover Goodreads | Twitter Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before … Continue reading Save the Date by Morgan Matson

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Genres: YA, Contemporary Pages: 400 Published: May 7, 2019 by HarperTeen Format: eBook library loan Goodreads | Twitter With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little … Continue reading With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

WOW. OKAY. THIS BOOK IS MAKING ME WANT TO SCREAM. In mostly good ways (and some frustrating ways). What if this book is so funny, with witty dialogue and hilarious narration, that I kept CACKLING in quiet, public spaces, like at work or on car rides so people start to stare? What if I kept laughing so much while reading with my boyfriend that at … Continue reading What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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4 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love ‘The Breakfast Club’

This post was originally going to be “4 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love 80’s Teen Movies,” but that was just too broad and specific at the same time. For starters, we don’t need to limit it to any particular decade. The angst and problems the teens face in the Breakfast Club are timeless, although the 80’s were pretty awesome in terms of movies … Continue reading 4 Books You Might Enjoy if You Love ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

This book addresses death and the loss of a parent. That said, I can assure you that Second Chance Summer is not about death. It’s about living, coping, and embracing the people in your life while you can. Morgan Matson handles the topic of death and loss in a way that doesn’t oversimplify, generalize, or minimize the experience. She just seems to get it and write … Continue reading Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson