Category Archives: *Young Adult

Inheritance: a visual poem by Elizabeth Acevedo, illustrated by Andrea Pippins

Inheritance: a visual poem by Elizabeth Acevedo, illustrated by Andrea Pippins. Quill Tree Books, 2022. 9780062931948 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Poetry What did you like about the book? Acevedo’s powerful poem … Continue reading

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Does My Body Offend You? by Mayra Cuevas and Narie Marquardt

Does My Body Offend You? by Mayra Cuevas and Narie Marquardt. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9780593425855 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  After … Continue reading

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Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen

Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen. HarperCollins, 2022. 9780062957320  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? The story picks up right after the events … Continue reading

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I Shall Awaken by Kateřina Šardická

I Shall Awaken by Kateřina Šardická, translation by Tereza Novická. Albatross, 2022. 9788000063478 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Horror What did you like about the book?  In a small unnamed village … Continue reading

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The Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab

The Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab. William Morrow, 2021. 9780063141933 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 3.5 Format: Paperback ARC Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? The year is 1945 and Maria has … Continue reading

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The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart

The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart. Delacorte Press, 2022. 9781984848888 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? Lily is an A student, a track star, and suffering … Continue reading

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The Holloway Girls by Susan Bishop Crispell

The Holloway Girls by Susan Bishop Crispell. Sourcebooks Fire, 2022.  9781728247144 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Format: Paperback ARC (publication date June 7, 2022) Genre:  Romance/Fantasy What did you like about the book?  The … Continue reading

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Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Adventure by Lewis Hancox

Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Adventure by Lewis Hancox. Graphix, 2022. 9781338824438 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback ARC (publication date June 7, 2022), graphic novel Genre: Memoir What did you … Continue reading

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The Book of Living Secrets by Madeleine Roux

The Book of Living Secrets by Madeleine Roux. Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins, 2022. 9780062941428 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Supernatural, fantasy What did you like about the book? Dreamy Adelle adores … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Heart: A Memoir by Travis Dandro

Hummingbird Heart: A Memoir by Travis Dandro. Drawn & Quarterly, 2022. 9781770465626 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Paperback graphic novel Genre: Memoir What did you like about the book?  This introspective and truthful … Continue reading

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