Book Reviews

On Account of the Gum Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lots of laughs and surprises in superb story of gum removal.
By Adam Rex
(2020)
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A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow Book Poster Image
age 13+
Latina teen falls for English boy in sweet romance.
By Laura Taylor Namey
(2020)
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Love & Olives Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen reconnects with dad in sweet but long coming-of-ager.
By Jenna Evans Welch
(2020)
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Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth Book Poster Image
age 5+
Stunning art, epic adventure of gods' quest to make humans.
By Duncan Tonatiuh
(2020)
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Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen Mr. Freeze in compelling tale of star-crossed love.
By Lauren Myracle
(2020)
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The Enigma Game: Code Name Verity, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing, uplifting tale of planes, outsiders vs. Nazis
By Elizabeth Wein
(2020)
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The Inheritance Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing teen mystery has puzzles, twists but fizzles.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
(2020)
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The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem Book Poster Image
age 5+
Teamwork rules in snowy adventure with new heroes.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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The Other Side of the Sky Book Poster Image
age 13+
Couple grapples with magic and tech in talky sci-fi tale.
By Meagan Spooner, Amie Kaufman
(2020)
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The Silvered Serpents: The Gilded Wolves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Another dangerous treasure hunt in thrilling sequel.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2020)
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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny story of immigrant teen facing culture shock in U.S.
By Ben Philippe
(2020)
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Darius the Great Deserves Better Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of teen's first love, friendships, growth.
By Adib Khorram
(2020)
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Star Daughter Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Vivid, unique fantasy highlights friendship, family.
By Shveta Thakrar
(2020)
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I Am Every Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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Midnight Sun Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Same Twilight story, but from Edward's brooding perspective.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2020)
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Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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I'll Be the One Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Body-positive teen seeks K-pop stardom in cute romcom.
By Lyla Lee
(2020)
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The Henna Wars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Page-turner romcom takes on race, faith, queer love.
By Adiba Jaigirdar
(2020)
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Faith: Taking Flight Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun superhero origin story is body and LGBTQ+ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2020)
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The Loop Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen prison inmates plan escape in intense sci-fi thriller.
By Ben Oliver
(2020)
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