Book Reviews

Shine Until Tomorrow Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of heart, silly time travel in divorce-themed tale.
By Carla Malden
(2021)
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Concrete Rose Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Suspenseful novel about teen father shows empathy, humor.
By Angie Thomas
(2021)
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The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Book Poster Image
age 14+
Abstract adaptation captures energy, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald, K. Woodman-Maynard
(2021)
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The Awakening of Malcolm X Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intimate fictional memoir brings Malcolm X to life.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
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The Cousins Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens unlock a dark family secret in full-of-twists mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2020)
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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Book Poster Image
age 12+
Caring, funny, compelling call to be anti-racist.
By Frederick Joseph
(2020)
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Super Fake Love Song Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hilarious romcom highlights communication and integrity.
By David Yoon
(2020)
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The Camelot Betrayal: Camelot Rising, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Hazy storytelling, but Guinevere the witch still intrigues.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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Instant Karma Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Opposites attract and karma is served in cute teen romance.
By Marissa Meyer
(2020)
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Crush: Crave, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unpolished storytelling mars otherwise fun paranormal soap.
By Tracy Wolff
(2020)
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Early Departures Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Boy reconciles with dead friend in sublime fantasy tale.
By Justin A. Reynolds
(2020)
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The Way Back Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, complex, wise fantasy is steeped in Jewish folklore.
By Gavriel Savit
(2020)
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Everything I Thought I Knew Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance, science blend in emotional heart transplant tale.
By Shannon Takaoka
(2020)
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The Black Kids Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex tale of prom drama during Rodney King riots.
By Christina Hammonds Reed
(2020)
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Dear Justyce: Dear Martin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Moving story of teen caught in unfair justice system.
By Nic Stone
(2020)
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Legendborn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting Arthurian legend retelling set in secret societies.
By Tracy Deonn
(2020)
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Hush, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intriguing, uneven dystopian fantasy in preindustrial land.
By Dylan Farrow
(2020)
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Cemetery Boys Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Enchanting queer Latinx fantasy has mystery, spirit-romance.
By Aiden Thomas
(2020)
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Sanctuary Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heart-wrenching dystopian tale of brave, undocumented teen.
By Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher
(2020)
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Watch Over Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Eerie, compelling ghost story about trauma and healing.
By Nina LaCour
(2020)
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