Category Archives: Realistic/Contemporary

Lu by Jason Reynolds

  Lu by Jason Reynolds, Atheneum, 9781481450249, 2018 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre:  Realistic or sports fiction What did you like about the book? This is the last in Reynold’s quartet Track … Continue reading

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Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Odd One Out by Nic Stone. Crown Books for Young Readers, (9781101939536), 2018. Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction, romance, LGBT What did you like about the book? Courtney has always been … 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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The Fall of Innocence – Jenny Torres Sanchez

 The Fall of Innocence – Jenny Torres Sanchez, Philomel, (9781524737757), 2018 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: Contemporary realistic fiction  What did you like about the book? Eight years ago 16-year-old Emilia DeJesus … Continue reading

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A Heart in A Body in the World – Deb Caletti

   A Heart in a Body in the World – Deb Caletti, Simon & Schuster, 9781481415200, 2018 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? “Anabelle … Continue reading

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We Regret to Inform You – Ariel Kaplan

 We Regret to Inform You – Ariel Kaplan, Knopf Books for Young Readers (9781524773700), 2018 Format: hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Mischa Abramavicius is an overachiever on scholarship at … Continue reading

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No Fixed Address – Susin Nielsen

   No Fixed Address – Susin Nielsen, Wendy Lamb Books (9781524768348), 2018 Format: hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Felix is almost thirteen, loves a game show called Who, What, … Continue reading

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