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Blowback ‘94

by Hope Hills

Blowback ’94 is a satisfying time travel adventure made more tantalizing because of the friendships, love, and loss that it features. In Brian Meehl’s dynamic time travel novel Blowback ’94, a family legend is wrapped up. Twins... Read More

Book Review

You Look Something

by Danielle Ballantyne

Questions of body image, sexuality, family, and racial identity are raised in Jessica Mehta’s novel "You Look Something". When Julia moves from a small community college to a university in Portland, she immerses herself in every... Read More

Book Review

Girls Lost

by Kristen Rabe

Self-identity, status, and gender are at the core of Girls Lost, Jessica Schiefauer’s bold and compelling story in which three teenage girls who are social outcasts transcend boundaries by temporarily transforming into boys. Kim, the... Read More

Book Review

Beast Heart

by Aimee Jodoin

In Kyle Richardson’s steampunk adventure "Beast Heart", two children are pushed to their extremes when catlike monsters stalk their city. In the city of Iron Bay, nine-year-old Gabby’s hand turns to smoke. Her mother hires an... Read More

Book Review

Larkin on the Shore

by Catherine Thureson

In Jean Mills’s insightful "Larkin on the Shore", a sixteen-year-old struggles to overcome an assault and the gossip and cyberbullying that follow it. While her father visits her sick mother in Vancouver, Larkin is sent to stay with... Read More

Book Review

The First 7

by Susan Waggoner

In Laura Pohl’s absorbing "The First 7", the last seven teenagers on Earth, having escaped an alien invasion, rove the universe. When a signal from Earth reaches them, they return to find a small community of survivors. But Clover... Read More

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