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The Furies

by Charlene Oldham

Brutal realism marks the turns of this coming-of-age novel, set during the 1990s drug boom. The city of Fury is both a haven and a hell for the teens who call it home. In Corey Croft’s gritty novel "The Furies", a crew of friends are... Read More

Book Review

Ricochet

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Free will clashes with genetic experimentation in Kathryn Berla’s mind-bending science fiction novel, Ricochet. If you asked Tati, she would tell you that she’s a regular high school senior. An academic overachiever, she’s also... Read More

Book Review

How to Be Remy Cameron

by Laura Leavitt

Teen drama and the ups and downs of being gay and out in high school dominate Julian Winters’s heartfelt young adult novel How to Be Remy Cameron. Remy—who’s a teenager, gay, adopted, and black—has been assigned an AP English... Read More

Book Review

Becoming Beatriz

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

Fifteen-year-old Beatriz Mendez lives a split life between school and gang life, caring for her mother and enforcing gang rules, dancing with an attractive Haitian boy, and carrying a razor blade tucked in her cheek. Set in the 1980s,... Read More

Book Review

The Star Shepherd

by Vivian Turnbull

In Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly’s fantasy novel with elements of a mystery and a touch of magic, "The Star Shepherd", a boy races to save the stars before their light is forever extinguished. Ever since Kyro’s mother died, his... Read More

Book Review

The Everything I Have Lost

by Aimee Jodoin

A girl experiences life on both sides of the US-Mexican border in Sylvia Zéleny’s daring middle grade novel "The Everything I Have Lost". Twelve-year-old Julia’s parents have done a thorough job of preserving their daughter’s... Read More

Book Review

Munching on the Sun

by Laura Leavitt

"Munching on the Sun" encapsulates what it is like to have big questions about life while you’re falling in love and growing up. Mark Paul Oleksiw’s realistic coming-of-age novel "Munching on the Sun" focuses on an emotional young... Read More

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