Category Archives: Contemporary

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. Dial, 2019. 9780593108178 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Juliet, 19 yrs old and in college, plans to come out … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Coming of Age, Contemporary, Gabby Rivera, GLBTQ, Latinx, LGBTQIA+ | Tagged | Comments Off on Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

UNpregnant – Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

  UNpregnant – Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan, (9780062876249), HarperTeen, 2019  Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  Genre: Realistic contemporary fiction  What did you like about the book?  Super star Veronica, soon to … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Contemporary, Realistic fiction | Tagged | Comments Off on UNpregnant – Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

Skyjacked by Paul Griffin

Skyjacked by Paul Griffin. Scholastic, 2019. 9781338047417 Format: ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Adventure What did you like about the book? Five kids are on a private plane flying from Idaho back to the New York … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Adventure, ARC, Contemporary, Paul Griffin, Suspense | Tagged | Comments Off on Skyjacked by Paul Griffin

A Place to Stay, A Shelter Story – Erin Gunti, illustrated by Esteli Meza

   A Place to Stay, A Shelter Story – Erin Gunti, illustrated by Esteli Meza, Barefoot Books, 9781782858249, 2019 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Picture What did you like about the … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Contemporary | Tagged | Comments Off on A Place to Stay, A Shelter Story – Erin Gunti, illustrated by Esteli Meza

Right Where You Left Me – Calla Devlin

  Right Where You Left Me – Calla Devlin, Atheneum, (9781481486996), 2019 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Contemporary realistic YA fiction/ Romance  What did you like about the book? This story … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Contemporary, Realistic fiction, Romance | Tagged , | Comments Off on Right Where You Left Me – Calla Devlin

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

   The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson. Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), (9781481498579), 2019. Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Very Light Sci-Fi/Fantasy – More Contemporary Magical Realism … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Contemporary, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Science Fiction | Tagged , | Comments Off on The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Sisterhood by A.J. Grainger

  The Sisterhood by A.J. Grainger, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2019. (9781481429061) Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Genre:  Mystery What did you like about the book? Months ago, Lil’s sister Mella … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Contemporary, Mystery | Tagged | Comments Off on The Sisterhood by A.J. Grainger

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

  Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard, Simon & Schuster, January 2019. 9781534402447. Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre:  Contemporary Fiction What did you like about the book? Eden and Bonnie have been best friends since they … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Contemporary | Tagged | Comments Off on Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

Steal This Country: A Handbook for Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything by Alexandra Styron

 Steal This Country: A Handbook for Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything by Alexandra Styron. Viking, 2018. ISBN 9780451479372 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book? This … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Contemporary | Tagged | Comments Off on Steal This Country: A Handbook for Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything by Alexandra Styron

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

  Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm, Disney-Hyperion, December 2017 (Hardcover), October 2018 (Paperback). ISBN: 9781484775677. Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Contemporary YA Romance What did you like about the book? Dylan is … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Contemporary, Romance | Tagged | Comments Off on Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm