Category Archives: Realistic fiction

Wildoak by C. C. Harrington

Wildoak by C. C. Harrington, drawings by Diana Sudyka. Scholastic Press, 2022. 9781338803860 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Historical fiction What did you like about the book? Maggie is so afflicted by … Continue reading

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How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow. Harper Teen, 2022. 9780063078727  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction/ Romance What did you like about the book? The story begins as … Continue reading

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Big Tree by Brian Selznick

Big Tree by Brian Selznick,  Scholastic Press, 2023. 9781338180633  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: ARC (publication date 4/4/23) Genre:  This defies genre; it is realistic fiction, science and nature, and an adventure story … Continue reading

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The Art of Insanity by Christine Webb

            The Art of Insanity by Christine Webb. Peachtree Teen, 2022. 9781682634578 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Natalie is having such a … Continue reading

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Ode to a Nobody by Caroline Brooks DuBois

Ode to a Nobody by Caroline Brooks DuBois. Holiday House, 2022. 9780823451562 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Novel-in-verse Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Quinn, 13, feels inferior … Continue reading

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What’s Coming to Me by Francesca Padilla

            What’s Coming to Me by Francesca Padilla. Soho Press, 2022. 9781641293365  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Mystery/Thriller/Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? Dominican American Min (Minerva) lives … Continue reading

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Friends Like These by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

Friends Like These by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9780593309681 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? Jake and Jess are a couple, … Continue reading

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The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim

The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim. Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2023.  9781665901109 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre:  Romance What did you like about the book? Zahra Kahn is a … Continue reading

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Sugaring Off by Gillian French

Sugaring Off by Gillian French. Algonquin, 2022. 9781643752709 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: ARC (11/22 publication date) Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? This book is a mix of gritty, … Continue reading

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Show Us Who You Are by Ellie McNicoll

Show Us Who You Are by Ellie McNicoll. Crown Books for Young Readers, c2021, 2022. 9780593562994 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Science fiction, adventure, realistic fiction What did you like about … Continue reading

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