Category Archives: Novel-in-verse

Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe – Carole Boston Weatherford

  Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe – Carole Boston Weatherford; Candlewick Press; (9781536206296), 2020 Format: hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: historical fiction; novel in verse What did you like … Continue reading

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Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

      Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam, illustrated by Omar Pasha, Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins), 9780062996480, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Real life, verse novels What … Continue reading

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Junk Boy by Tony Abbott

 Junk Boy by Tony Abbott, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, 9780062491251, 2020 Format: Hardcover, 352 pages Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Fiction-Realistic What did you like about the book?  Robert lives with his father, Jimmy, an alcoholic.  Told … Continue reading

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Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe – Carole Boston Weatherford

  Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe – Carole Boston Weatherford, Candlewick Press, (9781536206296), 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: Fictional Biography in verse What did you like about … Continue reading

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Chlorine Sky – Mahogany L. Browne

  Chlorine Sky – Mahogany L. Browne; Crown; (9780593176399), 2021 Format: hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: realistic fiction; novel in verse What did you like about the book? In this novel in … Continue reading

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Beyond Me –  Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu

         Beyond Me –  Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 9781481437899, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 3 Genre:  Historical Fiction/Novel in Verse What did you like about the book?  Told in … Continue reading

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Muted – Tami Charles

 Muted – Tami Charles; Scholastic; (978-1338673524), 2021 Format: paperback ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: realistic fiction; novel in verse What did you like about the book? Denver is a fabulous protagonist— she … Continue reading

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Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkin

Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, (9780593108611), 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: realistic fiction What did you like about the book? “I’m afraid / if I start … Continue reading

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Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

 Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House), 9780399545436, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction, novels in verse What did you like … Continue reading

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Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh

 Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh, Dutton Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House), 9780525556206, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction, novels in verse What did you like about the … Continue reading

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