Book Reviews

Grown Book Poster Image
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Cautionary tale of teen under sway of predatory pop star.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2020)
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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Exile from Eden Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teens tour the apocalypse in zany, touching sci-fi satire.
By Andrew Smith
(2019)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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Kingsbane: Empirium, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Thrilling, long sequel is full of steamy romance, violence.
By Claire Legrand
(2019)
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Testimony from Your Perfect Girl Book Poster Image
age 16+
Slow coming-of-age tale has lots of swearing, sex, drinking.
By Kaui Hart Hemmings
(2019)
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The Nowhere Girls Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teens aim to end school's rape culture in empowering tale.
By Amy Reed
(2017)
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The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(2019)
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Home After Dark Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Powerful graphic novel explores issues of abandonment.
By David Small
(2018)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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Not the Girls You're Looking For Book Poster Image
age 16+
Half-Iraqi teen finds her way in scattered coming-of-ager.
By Aminah Mae Safi
(2018)
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Little Do We Know Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving story about three teens struggling in crisis.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2018)
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I Stop Somewhere Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Haunting, heartbreaking tale of teen rape and murder.
By TE Carter
(2018)
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The Tangled Lands Book Poster Image
age 16+
Related novellas have ecological themes, lots of violence.
By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell
(2018)
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The Dangerous Art of Blending In Book Poster Image
age 16+
Courageous love story told by teen suffering abuse.
By Angelo Surmelis
(2018)
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Nice Try, Jane Sinner Book Poster Image
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Teen reinvents herself after suicide try in complex tale.
By Lianne Oelke
(2018)
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American Street Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw and gritty immigrant story best for mature teens.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2017)
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Spontaneous Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Wickedly funny, foul-mouthed look at love and loss.
By Aaron Starmer
(2016)
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Pasadena Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy noir with violent sex, drugs best for mature teens.
By Sherri L. Smith
(2016)
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Forever for a Year Book Poster Image
age 16+
Freshman first-love tale has some insight, lots of sex.
By B.T. Gottfred
(2015)
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