Book Reviews

Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, moving memoir of eccentric childhood in New York.
By Nicolaia Rips
(2016)
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The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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Girl in Pieces Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen heals from loss and self-harm in gritty, gripping tale.
By Kathleen Glasgow
(2016)
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Rani Patel in Full Effect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful coming-of-age tale deals with abuse, addiction.
By Sonia Patel
(2016)
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Gemini Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engaging story of conjoined twins dealing with teen drama.
By Sonya Mukherjee
(2016)
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Tell Me Something Real Book Poster Image
age 14+
Taut, compelling drama about teen coping with mom's illness.
By Calla Devlin
(2016)
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The Last True Love Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Offbeat road trip tale shreds barriers of age, background.
By Brendan Kiely
(2016)
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Whisper to Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting mystery surrounds teen who hears voice in her head.
By Nick Lake
(2016)
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The Square Root of Summer Book Poster Image
age 14+
Physics and grief mix in sweet story of love and loss.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood
(2016)
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If I Was Your Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Transgender teen finds first love in moving coming-of-ager.
By Meredith Russo
(2016)
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Surviving High School Book Poster Image
age 14+
Vine star's superficial novel has mixed messages for teens.
By Lele Pons, Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
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This Is Where the World Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, compelling tale of obsessive friendship, rape, death.
By Amy Zhang
(2016)
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Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
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The Serpent King Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant story of friends, faith, first love in rural South.
By Jeff Zentner
(2016)
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This Raging Light Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense, uplifting tale of teen holding her family together.
By Estelle Laure
(2015)
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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
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Dumplin' Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Smart, funny, plus-size coming-of-age story.
By Julie Murphy
(2015)
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Never Always Sometimes Book Poster Image
age 14+
Best friends veer toward love in sweet, offbeat romance.
By Adi Alsaid
(2015)
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Forever for a Year Book Poster Image
age 14+
Freshman first-love tale has some insight, lots of sex.
By B.T. Gottfred
(2015)
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Because You'll Never Meet Me Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet friendship tale of isolated teen boy pen pals.
By Leah Thomas
(2015)
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