Book Reviews

How It All Blew Up Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny tale of Muslim teen's coming-of-age and coming-out.
By Arvin Ahmadi
(2020)
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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Book Poster Image
age 14+
Charming story mixes art history and teen romance in Paris.
By Samira Ahmed
(2020)
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Who Put This Song On? Book Poster Image
age 17+
Eccentric teen girl fights depression in moving story.
By Morgan Parker
(2019)
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Six Goodbyes We Never Said Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens struggle with grief, mental illness in moving novel.
By Candace Ganger
(2019)
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Unpregnant Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Road-trip-to-abortion tale is touching comedy of errors.
By Jenni Hendriks, Ted Caplan
(2019)
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Heroine Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest, empathetic story of teen athlete's opioid addiction.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2019)
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What If It's Us Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Two boys fall for each other in cute queer teen romance.
By Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
(2018)
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Picture Us in the Light Book Poster Image
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Compelling story of friendship, family, loss, and secrets.
By Kelly Loy Gilbert
(2018)
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Give Me Some Truth Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty, funny tale of teens on "the Rez" in 1980.
By Eric Gansworth
(2018)
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Leah on the Offbeat Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartfelt sequel of bisexual teen trying to come out.
By Becky Albertalli
(2018)
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Losers Bracket Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Families and worlds collide in gritty story of a foster kid.
By Chris Crutcher
(2018)
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In Sight of Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet story of boy's breakdown recovery takes time to gel.
By Gae Polisner
(2018)
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More Than We Can Tell Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional coming-of-age story tackles abuse, cyberbullying.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2018)
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The Closest I've Come Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing, realistic, hopeful tale of teen in the projects.
By Fred Aceves
(2017)
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Strange Fire:  The Anchor and Sophia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing series opener explores faith, knowledge, truth.
By Tommy Wallach
(2017)
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Release Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dose of fantasy adds to thoughtful coming-of-age tale.
By Patrick Ness
(2017)
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empowering, stereotype-shattering coming-of-age story.
By Erika L. Sanchez
(2017)
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Turtles All the Way Down Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking exploration of mental illness, first love.
By John Green
(2017)
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A List of Cages Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark, moving foster-kid story shows power of friendship.
By Robin Roe
(2017)
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The You I've Never Known Book Poster Image
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Moving LGBTQ tale tackles abuse, bullying, and homophobia.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2017)
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