Category Archives: Realistic fiction

Abby, Tried and True  – Donna Gephart

Abby, Tried and True  – Donna Gephart. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9781534440890 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: realistic fiction  What did you like about the book?  12-year-old … Continue reading

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Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June

Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June, HarperTeen, 9780063015159, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  After 3 years as the only out gay kid … Continue reading

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The Sky Above Us by Natalie Lund

The Sky Above Us by Natalie Lund, Philomel, 9780525518037, c2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? An unnamed island in the Gulf is the … Continue reading

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What She Found in the Woods – Josephine Angelini

What She Found in the Woods – Josephine Angelini, Sourcebooks Fire, (9781728216270), c2019, 2021 Format: Paperback Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Mystery/ Thriller/ Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Magda … Continue reading

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Speechless by Adam P. Schmitt

Speechless by Adam P. Schmitt. Candlewick Press, 9781536219012, 2021 (hardcover edition 2018) Format: Paperback, 293 pages Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book?  This book takes place … Continue reading

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Baby & Solo by Lisabeth Posthuma

Baby & Solo by Lisabeth Posthuma, Candlewick, 9781536213034, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  This beautiful, sad, and funny book unfurls slowly. It’s … Continue reading

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You Were Never Here – Kathleen Peacock

You Were Never Here – Kathleen Peacock, HarperTeen, (9780063002517), 2020  Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre: Realistic fiction/Mystery What did you like about the book? Cat (Mary Catherine) 17, has an unusual … Continue reading

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Kate In Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Kate In Waiting by Becky Albertalli, Balzer + Bray (an imprint of HarperCollins), 9780062643834, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction/romance What did you like about the book?  Kate and Anderson … Continue reading

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Who Put This Song On? – Morgan Parker

 Who Put This Song On? – Morgan Parker, Ember, 9780525707547, c2019, 2021 Format: paperback Rating:  1-5  (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3  Genre: realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Morgan can’t understand why she … Continue reading

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Carry Me Home – Janet Fox

 Carry Me Home – Janet Fox, Simon & Schuster, (9781534485082), 2021  Format: Paperback ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? When Lulu’s mother dies, she … Continue reading

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