Book Reviews

Tales from the Hinterland: The Hazel Wood, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Dark fairy tales feature young women in deadly jeopardy.
By Melissa Albert
(2021)
Continue reading
Smash It! Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Teen experiments with personal, social risks in bold novel.
By Francina Simone
(2020)
Continue reading
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)
Continue reading
Cursed Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
Continue reading
Snow, Glass, Apples Book Poster Image
age 16+
Fairy tale favorite gets dark, violent, sexy makeover.
By Neil Gaiman
(2019)
Continue reading
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)
Continue reading
The Nowhere Girls Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teens aim to end school's rape culture in empowering tale.
By Amy Reed
(2017)
Continue reading
The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(2019)
Continue reading
Home After Dark Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Powerful graphic novel explores issues of abandonment.
By David Small
(2018)
Continue reading
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)
Continue reading
Little Do We Know Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving story about three teens struggling in crisis.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2018)
Continue reading
I Stop Somewhere Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Haunting, heartbreaking tale of teen rape and murder.
By TE Carter
(2018)
Continue reading
The Dangerous Art of Blending In Book Poster Image
age 16+
Courageous love story told by teen suffering abuse.
By Angelo Surmelis
(2018)
Continue reading
Nice Try, Jane Sinner Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen reinvents herself after suicide try in complex tale.
By Lianne Oelke
(2018)
Continue reading
American Street Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Raw and gritty immigrant story best for mature teens.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2017)
Continue reading
Spontaneous Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Wickedly funny, foul-mouthed look at love and loss.
By Aaron Starmer
(2016)
Continue reading
Pasadena Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
Edgy noir with violent sex, drugs best for mature teens.
By Sherri L. Smith
(2016)
Continue reading
Forever for a Year Book Poster Image
age 16+
Freshman first-love tale has some insight, lots of sex.
By B.T. Gottfred
(2015)
Continue reading
The Kingdom of Little Wounds Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
By Susann Cokal
(2014)
Continue reading
Grasshopper Jungle Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
Continue reading

Pages