Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Written in free verse narrative, the book beings with Will’s brother getting shot in the streets of their neighborhood. After his death, Will finds his brother’s gun and sets out Read more...

Posted by on November 21, 2019

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay by Randy Ribay

Jay Reguero had always felt a bit out of place. With a Filipino father and an American mother, there was always a part of him that struggled with his own Read more...

Posted by on October 5, 2019

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Humanity lives underground on an alien world, under threat of annihilation by a race called the Krell, who they know nothing about. Spensa is a seventeen year old girl with Read more...

Posted by on August 20, 2019

White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat is the first novel in a suspenseful, action-packed trilogy about Cassel Sharpe’s plots and exploits as he dodges both curse workers and the feds.

Posted by on April 10, 2019

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Containing elements of mystery, horror, romance, history, and the paranormal, Midwinterblood is difficult to describe without giving too much away or just listing more descriptors like “sweeping” and “mystical.”

Posted by on March 26, 2019

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton

“Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful” examines the definition of ‘human’ and how technological advancements in our world can change it.

Posted by on March 11, 2019

Last Pick by Jason Walz

In the not so distant past (3 years ago), aliens invaded Earth and took as many 16 to 65-year-olds as they could collect, so long as they seemed useful. The Read more...

Posted by on February 27, 2019

Spider-man: Homecoming by

In this superhero action/adventure movie, we join Peter Parker (Spider-man) after his big debut with the Avengers. The famous Tony Stark (Iron Man) has made Peter his protegee, equipping him Read more...

Posted by on January 31, 2019

Asking For It by Louise O'Neill

Emma O’Donovan is aware of her beauty. In her hometown of Ballinatoom, Ireland, Emma is envied and loved, and works hard to keep her reputation. One night out with friends Read more...

Posted by on December 20, 2018

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Audrey has been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and depressive episodes. "Episodes," she sas. "Like, depression is a sitcom with a fun punchline each time."

Posted by on December 15, 2018

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Think Ocean’s Eleven, if the Ocean’s Eleven crew contained six teenage misfits living in medieval, high-fantasy Amsterdam. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime (read: more money than he could’ve Read more...

Posted by on November 20, 2018

Joyride by Anna Banks

Carly and Arden know what their families' expect of them, but when a chance encounter leads them to each other, they realize that the only expectations that matter are their Read more...

Posted by on September 24, 2018

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

Carroll uses a grayscale palette to wonderful effect in this highly successful and modernized graphic novel adaptation of Anderson’s classic, and the accessible writing is all the more commanding due Read more...

Posted by on August 30, 2018

Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

Alex, an orphan without land or money, is the exact type of person Eliza should not want. However, with his quick wit and strong sense of justice, Eliza can’t help Read more...

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel

“You watch the world. I’m not sure you even live in it.” Fifteen-year-old Sarah’s boyfriend has just dumped her with these words, and she’s determined to prove him wrong.

Posted by on April 23, 2018

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