Category Archives: Contemporary

Four Three Two One – by Courtney Stevens

  Four Three Two One – by Courtney Stevens, HarperTeen, 2018. 9780062398543 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Contemporary Fiction What did you like about the book? On a normal June day, twenty-three people … Continue reading

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Any Second by Kevin Emerson

 Any Second by Kevin Emerson, Crown Books, 2018. 9780553534825.  Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Genre:  Contemporary YA Fiction What did you like about the book? The world can change in a moment. Eli is … Continue reading

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The Healer by Donna Freitas

 The Healer by Donna Freitas, HarperTeen, 2018. 9780062662118. Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Genre:  I’m still having a really hard time categorizing this one – Contemporary YA Fiction/Inspirational/Light Magical Realism – honestly there’s probably … Continue reading

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Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

  Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, Simon & Schuster, October 2018. 9781481481960. Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Contemporary Dystopian YA Fiction What did you like about the book? Everyone will remember … Continue reading

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Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live In A Castle – Hilda Eunice Burgos

    Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live In A Castle – Hilda Eunice Burgos, Tu Books, 9781620143629, 2018 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Contemporary fiction What did you like about the book? What I … Continue reading

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Lions & Liars – Kate Beasley, illustrations by Dan Santat

      Lions & Liars – Kate Beasley, illustrations by Dan Santat, Farrar Straus Giroux, (9780374302634), 2018 Format:  Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Humor/Contemporary fiction  What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

  Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, afterward by Viviana Mazza. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018. 9780062696724. Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Contemporary Fiction What did … Continue reading

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The Leading Edge of Now – by Marci Lyn Curtis

 The Leading Edge of Now – by Marci Lyn Curtis, Kids Can Press Loft (KCP Loft), 2018. 9781771389990 (hardcover) 9781525301391 (softcover). Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre:  Contemporary YA Fiction What did you like … Continue reading

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The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young

   The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young. Kids Can Press, 2018.  9781525301407 (paperback) 9781525300042 (hardcover). Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre:  Contemporary YA Fiction What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Sheets by Brenna Thummler

   Sheets by Brenna Thummler, Lion Forge/Oni Press, 2018, 9781941302675 Format:  Paperback graphic novel Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a starred review) 4 Genre: contemporary/fantasy fiction What did you like about the book? Marjorie is grieving the loss of … Continue reading

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