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Slower

by Nancy Powell

"Slower" is creative superhero story, deft in its use of history and physics to make the implausible seem plausible. In Ted Shepherd’s coming-of-age novel "Slower", a teenager contends with the life-changing and history-changing... Read More

Book Review

The Exile

by Laura Leavitt

Dizzying and exciting, "The Exile" combines history with fantasy to set young adult hearts racing. Craig Washington’s thrilling young adult fantasy "The Exile" journeys through time, mysterious societies, and the dangerous conjuring of... Read More

Book Review

Alone

by Nancy Powell

"Alone" is a detailed coming-of-age story about survival and identity. In C. D. Shelton’s young adult adventure "Alone", a plane crash forces a rebellious teen to confront his role in his rift with his distant, workaholic father. Wall... Read More

Book Review

Murder at the St. Alice

by Meg Nola

In Becky Citra’s historical young adult mystery, "Murder at the St. Alice", Charlotte ventures from her home in British Columbia to the St. Alice, a Canadian resort hotel. Too poor to be a guest, Charlotte hopes to find work in the St.... Read More

Book Review

Girls on the Line

by Mya Alexice

Jennie Liu’s "Girls on the Line" is a gut-wrenching story of sisterhood and perseverance. Early 2000s China, in the throes of family planning policies and massive industrialization, isn’t kind to orphaned girls like Luli and Yun, who... Read More

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